All I Want For My Birthday Is A Man Who Looks Like Common At 45

That bald head, the freckles, his unwavering support of Black women, the love for the Black community, his music, his message — there are a million and one reasons to love Common and we’re pretty much on board with all of them, not the least of which is the fact that the man doesn’t age.

Today Common turns 45, and while we know Black doesn’t crack, by this age it usually starts to dent just a little bit. But not Common, whose cheekbones are as chiseled as ever and face as smooth as it was the day he came out the womb. And we’d be remiss not to mention his youthful energy — if you’ve never seen Common perform in person you’re most definitely missing out. So all things considered, we thought we’d salute the man of the day with a look back at some of his finest photos and most lovable moments over the years. Happy Birthday Common!

Spike TV debuts ‘Framework,’ a furniture design reality competition series hosted by rapper Common, at Art Basel in the W South Beach Bungalow 1
Featuring: Common
Where: Miami Beach, Florida, United States
When: 05 Dec 2014
Credit: Derrick Salters/

Celebrities attend BET’s 106 and Park Taping in New York City
Featuring: Common
Where: New York, NY, United States
When: 18 Jan 2013
Credit: Alberto Reyes/


Working at 35,000 feet. #WorkingRemotely

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Because you mothers deserve two post, I felt I needed to say more. Again, Happy Mothers Day!

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Your body is your temple. Treat it as such. #workout

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Cuts by Junior. Music by @alabama_shakes. Waking the people up.

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