Rapper and actor Common is currently in his hometown of Chicago promoting his memoir in which he opens up about his break-up with soul singer Erykah Badu.
The book, “One Day It’ll All Make Sense,” is an autobiography by Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., aka Common, 39, and shares its title with his 1997 album, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
In the memoir, Common reveals how soul singer Erykah Badu broke his heart by dumping him over the phone in 2002. He also discusses growing up on the South Side of Chicago.
“I think we have a very true, authentic, warm sense about us coming from Chicago,” Common said. “There’s also some grit and rawness and ruggedness that exists, too. That comes out in things I’ve done. Some of those incidents I talk about where I got into fights, some street things I was involved in — it’s part of Chicago life, it’s part of me. People don’t always picture Common doing those things, but we’ve all got a past. I’m not afraid to look back.”
His new album, “The Dreamer, the Believer” is due out in November.