*Rapper/actor Common is doing something that some would say should’ve happened a long time ago. He’s getting ready to release a book, adding to his long resume of movies and music.

The artist, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, has written his own memoir called “One Day It’ll All Make Sense,” due for release Sept. 13.

Although his earlier music provided fans and listeners an inside glimpse of his life and growing up, the book will delve a little deeper into his life, his past, and growing up in Chicago and the decision to drop out of college to pursue his career.

“People who know me as Common might find it hard to believe some of the things that made me Rashid,” the rap star says in a press release. “That’s partly why I’ve written this book, so that I can show myself as a man in full. That means telling some tough truths, revealing my faults and vulnerabilities. But it also means showing the true strength of my character.”

The memoir will also include letters to loved ones both living and gone, as well as words about his past relationship with special women, including his mother, and Erykah Badu.