One Day It'll All Make Sense
Common has earned a reputation in the hip hop world as a conscious artist by embracing themes of love and struggle in his songs, and by sharing his own search for knowledge with his listeners. His journey toward understanding—expressed in his music and now in his roles in film and television—is rooted in his relationship with a remarkable woman, his mother, Mahalia Ann Hin ...more
I was extremely disappointed with this book, and it took me one week to read, so that, in and of itself, let me know immediately I didn't like it. It was a painful struggle to get ...more
Common is a great rapper (Jay-Z raps a verse and says, "I wanna rhyme like Common"), but more importantly, he is a ...more
I'd never heard of Common before--mostly I steer clear of rap. I've definitely heard uplifting raps and some great hip-hop, but most of what I get exposed to in that genre is really negat ...more
I enjoyed the book...I dont know what it is with some books..I will get bored right in the middle of it...Even if it's not really that boring...This one had some spots that made me skip a paragraph or two but in general, it was really good. I wouldn' ...more
What really makes this book shine is his mother's input (she really should have been listed as co-author) and the letters that Common writes to loved ones at the beginning of each chapter. I loved that throughout the book as he shares his life journey an ...more
one day it'll all make sense, also the name of common's third album, is his autobiography co-written with author a ...more
I was also expecting him to relate some insight on how and when he began to change from a teenager running the streets in Chicago into a "conscious" rapper. It seemed one paragraph he was a hot-headed hoodlum and t ...more
You may not know who Rashid Lonnie Lynn is, but if you've listened to the radio, saw a movie, or even watched television, you know him as Common, a rapper and actor from the Southside of Chicago. What many may not be aware of is that Common is more than rhymes and beats. An activist, son, father and friend, Common opens up about his life and the many challenges he's faced.
Through personal letters, Common introduces the reader to his main topic. Then his mother, Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines, ...more
Common is a great rapper (Jay-Z raps a verse and says, "I wanna rhyme like Common"), but more importantly, he is a p ...more
Common paints vivid pictures in a vignette style memoir where each chapter marks a different stage in his life. He uses a series of letters written to different influential figures ...more
I think what I liked most abou ...more
It is what Common (Rashid) shares beyond his career in the music and film industries however, that make this book. His relationships with family, friends, and lovers, transcends racial and socioeconomic barriers. As the reader you are ea ...more
In his autobiography One Day It'll All Make Sense (2011),the rapper Common, AKA Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., captures readers with a detailed look into his life. One Day It'll All Make Sense gives a look into Common's life as a boy, a teen, an entertainer, and a man. The name Rashid literally means "guide to the right path" in Arabic. Common has definitely used his lyrics to be a guide to the right path, by showing listeners through his music that it is okay to be critical about the world and the co...more
Common is an amazing, inspiring artist, but this memoir was disappointing.
I strongly suggest that everyone read this book. And see Lonnie "Common" Lynn for the well-rounded individual he is.
I'd also like to thank Common for showing the world that rappers/hip-hoppers are more than what we hear on the radio or see in videos. Don't believe the hype when people tell you that all rappers are drug dealers. Some of them ...more