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Common’s Father Passes Away At 71

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Chicago rapper Common is mourning the death of his father, Lonnie Lynn. Lynn passed away at the age of 71 on Friday.

“He was truly a natural poet and master of words. His personality and soul shined through his work,” Common said in an interview on Monday. “The way he said things made me look at life and the world in a new way, in a different way. They always sparked a thought in my head. His words would always make me strive to achieve higher, to write better, to be more truthful with my words.”

Chances are that if you’re a fan of Common, you’ve heard Lynn’s voice. The Chicago’s emcee father performed spoken-word poems on Common’s albums.

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All The Tears: Drake’s “God’s Plan” Video Is #GivingGoals

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It’s no secret that Drake’s been on a giving spree while in Miami. From college kids to hotel workers and everyone in between, the rapper has been changing lives one dollar at a time — and now we can see it all in action.

Clearly, it was “God’s Plan” for Drizzy to take his entire budget for his music video and spend it on various residents and workers in Florida’s hot spot city. That’s right almost a million bucks — $996,631.90 to be exact — was slotted for Drake to shoot the visuals for his latest hit but instead he used all the money to make a difference. And in doing so, he made us cry … multiple times. Just watch the video below.

In a statement the self-professed “6god” said this video was “the most important thing” he’s ever done. We’d agree.

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