The 'Be' creator, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, has penned a memoir titled 'One Day It'll All Make Sense,' due out Sept. 13. The introspective project will give readers a closer look at the entertainer's childhood on the streets of Chicago's South Side, his decision to drop out of college and the road he took to get to his rap career. While many of his paths lead to good fortune, not every step he took led to a happy ending.
"People who know me as Common might find it hard to believe some of the things that made me Rashid," the rap star says in a press release. "That's partly why I've written this book, so that I can show myself as a man in full. That means telling some tough truths, revealing my faults and vulnerabilities. But it also means showing the true strength of my character."
The book is set to include Common's open letters to loved ones both living and deceased, as well as details of his relationships with some very special women in his life, including his mother; Kim, who is the mother of his daughter, Omoye; Erykah Badu and actress Taraji P. Henson.
Common's 'One Day It'll All Make Sense' is set for release on Sept. 13 via Atria Books.
On the music front, he'll drop his ninth studio album, 'The Dreamer, The Believer' on Nov. 22.