Since his first album, 'Can I Borrow a Dollar?,' in 1992, Common has made a great career for himself, taking a very difficult leap from the studio booth to the silver screen. He's landed roles in AMC's 'Hell on Wheels' and now he's scored another TV gig at Spike TV.

The 42-year-old rapper will host a furniture design competition called 'Framework,' where the winner receives $100,000, and also gets to have their creations sold by a major retailer, Indiewire reports.

The show will premiere on Jan. 5, 2015, at 10PM EST. The network says hiring Mr. Lonnie Lynn was an absolute no-brainer. "No stranger to outstanding work, Common has inspired audiences through music, movies, television, books and his philanthropy," a rep for Spike TV in a press release. "In addition to his music, film, and literary pursuits, Common has been the face, voice and inspiration behind some of the largest consumer brands in the country."

In all, 13 contestants will be selected to compete over the course of 10 weeks. They'll use all sorts of unconventional materials and methods to bring their furniture creations to life. Besides a designer becoming $100,000 richer, this is also a stellar opportunity for one of the nicest lyricists of our time to become an even bigger household name.

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