Formerly known as Sense

from Common (Ft. Erykah Badu) – All Night Long Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Common was formerly known as Common Sense, before a legal dispute forced him to shorten it to just Common

Quote from Wikipedia:
“Common Sense was sued by an Orange County-based reggae band with the same name, and was forced to shorten his moniker to simply Common.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_(entertainer)#Feud_with_Westside_Connection

Also a nod the artist formerly known as Prince.

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