How did rap come to Chicago? Well It had started with one brave soul who stood out and became a famous rapper and inspired many others. His name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. Also known as Common which was his stage name. He rapped about real and made sure he took time with rap. After his career and legacy more rappers decided to come out. He was not the first rapper in Chicago but he stood out because of how real he was and how he grew up on the south side of Chicago. After he started rapping more rappers came along like Twista, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. After there spark of shine and all there hard work new rappers came along in this generation like Chief Keef and his crew, Edai, King Louie, S.Dot. , Lil Jojo, Swagg (JoJo's twin brother), P.Rico, Lil Jay, and Spenzo.