Black Entertainment : Rapper Common's Father, Lonnie Lynn, Dies at 71

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    LOS ANGELES — Sep 16, 2014, 12:40 AM ET
    By RYAN PEARSON AP Entertainment Writer
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    Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son
    Common's albums, has died.

    Lynn died at age 71 on Friday, Common said in an interview Monday in Los Angeles. He
    gave no further details.

    Lynn was a star high school basketball player in Chicago and played in the 1969-1970
    season in the American Basketball Association. He struggled with drug addiction and
    with being a father to six children, topics he addressed in poignant, sometimes regretful
    poems that concluded many of Common's albums.

    "He was truly a natural poet and master of words. His personality and soul shined
    through his work," Common, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., said in the
    interview Monday.

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    May the ancestors hold a spot for him at the kitchen table.
     
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