Takin’ Em Back – 12/5

5 12 2008

Common – I Used To Love H.E.R.

Like yesterday’s Be blog, I’m posting another entry in honor of the release of Universal Mind Control this Tuesday. Before “The Light”, “The Corner”, or “The People”, Common made one of the best hip hop tracks of all time. “I Used to Love H.E.R.” tells the story of hip hop’s evolution, except Com is referring to hip hop as a girl. Common even references the west coast era of hip hop in this track which sparked the unlikely feud with Ice Cube. This track is purely timeless!

NearClassics: Common – Be

4 12 2008

Common’s eighth studio album Universal Mind Control drops this Tuesday. All the joints I’ve heard so far are dope and definitely worth the purchase. With the release less than a week way, this is the most appropriate time to blog about one of my favorite albums, Be. Read the rest of this entry »

Dope or Nope 11/25: New Common & Kanye West

25 11 2008

Common feat. Kanye West – Punch Drunk Love (produced by The Neptunes)
The dynamic duo behind Be and Finding Forever is back with the Neptunes produced “Punch Drunk Love” off of Common’s upcoming Universal Mind Control LP. I haven’t peeped this track yet, but Common + Ye is the formula to dope hip hop music. Click the full story to hear the track and continue reading.
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Seeing is Believing 10/6: New Common, Busta

6 10 2008

Common feat. Pharrell – U.M.C. (Universal Mind Control)

This video is sick! The second video from the album sharing the same title. The “Announcement” video was dope as well.

Busta Rhymes & Spliff Starr Peform “Arab Money Single”

I’m a Busta fan but I’m not feeling this one. The track leaked a couple of weeks ago and I was hoping it’ll grow on me but as of right now it’s subpar. Peep the performance with Busta & Spliff.

Murs – Lookin’ Fly

Don’t sleep on Murs. The Murs for President album is nice! This is one of the commercial cuts off the album.

Tony Yayo feat. Max B – Do It Right

I-20 feat. Ludacris – I Really Like Her

My supposed look-a-like drops his first single featuring Luda & Rocko.

Common & N.E.R.D. Concert Rap Up!

15 09 2008
*this was not taken at the show

I attended the Common & NERD concert on Sept. 14th. It was an entertaining, energetic, and all around dope show.
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