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One Day It'll All Make Sense

Title: One Day It'll All Make Sense
Author: Common
Co-authors: Adam Bradley
Publisher: Atria Books, New York
Copyright: 2011
ISSN/ISBN: 1451625871
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Common has earned a reputation in the hip-hop world as a conscious artist by embracing themes of love and struggle in his songs. His journey toward understanding is rooted in his relationship with a remarkable woman, his mother, Mahalia Ann Hines.

In One Day It'll All Make Sense, Common holds nothing back. He tells what it was like for a boy with big dreams growing up on the South Side of Chicago. He reveals how he almost quit rapping after his first album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?, sold only two thousand copies. He recounts his rise to stardom, giving behind-the-scenes look into the recording studios, concerts, movie sets, and after-parties of a hip-hop celebrity concerts, movie sets, and after parties of a hip-hop celebrity and movie star. He reflects on his conroversial invitation to perform at the White House, a story that grabbed international headlines. And he talks about the challenges of balancing fame, love, and fatherhood.

One Day It'll All Make Sense is a gripping memoir, both provactive and funny. Common shares never-before-told stories about his encounters with everyone from Tupac to Biggie, Ice Cube to Lauryn Hill, Barack Obama to Nelson Mandela. Drawing upon his own lyrics for inspiration, he invites the reader to go behind the spotlight to see him as he really is--not just as Common but as Lonnie Rashid Lynn.

Each chapter begins with a letter from Common addressed to an important person in his life--from his daughter to his close friend and collaborator Kanye West, from his former love Erykah Badu to you, the reader. Through it all, Common emerges as a man in full. Rapper. Actor. Activist. But also father, son, and friend. Common's story offers a living example of how, no matter what you've gone through, one day it'll all make sense.

 

 

Language: English
Pages: 305
Copies at the Archive: 1

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