The rapper Common has been a staple on American radio stations since he first appeared on the music scene in the mid 1990s. The rapper is often hailed for bringing a completely new sound to the world of rap and hip hop. With smart lyrics and influence from jazz and blues realms of music; the rap and r&b world had never seen anything quite like Common; and his unique presence caused the artist to quickly rise to the top of the music scene.Although he first became famous in the early 1990s; since then Common has not stopped with his goals of taking over the rap and r&b worlds. With numerous chart topping singles and success on both the rap and pop charts; Common proved that he had what it took to reach audiences of all types. He has also had numerous hit singles including numerous singles that have debuted at the top spot on the charts. This individual success mixed with collaborations with big name artists like Lauryn Hill, Cee-Lo, Kanye West and Q-Tip have helped Common solidify his spot as king of the rap world.Even with more than 20 years in the industry; Common proved in the later 2000s; that he still had what it took to be a top producer and performer in the industry. With his 2005 album Be reaching the top spot in both the hip-hop and pop charts; there was no stopping Common and his success in the music industry. This album even earned the artist four different Grammy nominations. The success of this album was followed by another number one debut album and numerous other hit singles.However, this success does not compare to the impressive fan base that the rapper has gathered over the years. Thanks to his high energy performance style and slue of hits from over the years; many have found that seeing Common perform live is an experience unlike any other in music today. With expected tour dates anticipated to be released in 2013; those who want to get Common tickets will have to wait to see what the rapper has up his sleeve next and when he will decide to take the road again to deliver fans with his unique style of music.