In 2002, the artist released his fifth album, Electric Circus. In this LP, the rapper slightly moved away from the classic hip-hop. The sales of this album weren’t as huge as for the previous one, but the LP still did well.
In 2004, Common began working with Kanye West and his label, GOOD Music. In May 2005, he presented a new LP, Be. The album turned out to be commercially successful, selling 185,000 copies in just the first week after the release. It topped US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and US Top Rap Albums Charts.
In July 2007, the artist presented the 7th LP, Finding Forever. In the first week, the album sold 150,000 copies. It topped numerous charts, including Billboard 200 and Top Rap Albums Chart.
In December 2008, the rapper released one more album, Universal Mind Control, which conquered U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums.
In 2009 and 2010, Common landed several secondary roles in the movies, so the new album came out in 2011. The rapper called it The Dreamer/The Believer. The LP reached the 18th spot of Billboard 200.
After a short break, Common continued on his music career. His new album, Nobody Smiling, which came out in 2014, was dedicated to the growing criminal activity in Chicago.
In 2016, the rapper presented his 11th LP, Black America Again. It came in third on Top Rap Albums Chart.
Since 2003, Common is working on his acting career. He has been getting numerous secondary roles in TV series and movies. Lynn also worked as a model and filmed commercials. He is an activist, who is fighting for the rights of underprivileged youth in the USA.
Common continues recording new songs and performing live.