(AllHipHop News) Academy Award and Grammy Award winner Common (born Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr.) was tapped to be a speaker at Florida A&M University's upcoming graduation. Common attended FAMU for two years before launching his three-decade career in music, film, and activism.
While at the HBCU, Lynn studied business administration. The 47-year-old Hip Hop representative is set to address the graduates of the College of Science and Technology, College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and School of the Environment on May 4.
Common is the creator of critically acclaimed albums such as Resurrection, Like Water for Chocolate, Be, and Black America Again. The Chicago-raised entertainer has starred in movies such as American Gangster, Just Wright, LUV, and Selma. He is also the founder of the Common Ground Foundation.
In addition, FAMU alum and former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will take part in the university's spring commencement ceremonies. The 2018 Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate is scheduled to speak at the May 3 ceremony.