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Nationality  American
Role  Hip-hop artist
Name  Lonnie Lynn

Listed weight  215 lb (98 kg)
Listed height  6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Height  1.84 m
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Born  May 24, 1943 Chicago, Illinois (1943-05-24)
Died  September 12, 2014(2014-09-12) (aged 71)
High school  DuSable (Chicago, Illinois)
College  Upper Iowa (1962) Wilberforce (1964–1966)
Movies and TV shows  Selma, Hell on Wheels, Just Wright
Albums  Be, Like Water for Chocolate, Nobody's Smiling, The Dreamer/The Believer, Finding Forever
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Common on death of his father Lonnie Lynn


Lonnie Lynn, nicknamed "Pops" (May 24, 1943 – September 12, 2014) was an American basketball player.

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Lonnie Lynn Common formerly Common Sense born Lonnie Lynn Jr hip

Common - Pops Rap III... All My Children (feat. Lonnie Lynn)


Life and career

Lonnie Lynn Common39s Father Lonnie Pops Lynn Passes Away At 71

Lynn was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Mabel and Lonnie Lynn, a construction worker.

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At 6'7" and 215 lb, he was a forward and played basketball at DuSable High School on Chicago's south side before moving on to Wilberforce University and Upper Iowa University.

Lonnie Lynn Common and Lonnie Rashid Lynn Photos Zimbio

Lynn was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks in the 12th round of the 1966 NBA draft and later played one season for the Pittsburgh Pipers of the American Basketball Association in 1969–70, averaging 5.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

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Once known to Chicagoans for his play at DuSable High School, Lonnie Lynn has gathered a following in the rap world. Father of hip hop artist Common, Lynn performed on several of his son's albums.

On record, Lynn shares opinions, experiences and wisdom to a younger hip hop audience in spoken word poetry format. Many of these appearances, in particular "Pops Rap" on Resurrection, feature Lynn discussing the hippie ideals that have found their way into hip hop culture. In an article for National Public Radio, journalist Robert Siegel wrote of Lonnie "Pops" Lynn:

Although he was reared in Chicago, Lynn was greatly affected by visits to the south during his youth and the brutal murder of Emmett Till, a fellow Chicagoan.

Lonnie has six other children aside from Common, the entertainer.

He died on September 12, 2014, at the age of 71.

References

Lonnie Lynn Wikipedia


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