Common preaches the harsh realities of life in the streets of south side Chicago; He paints a picture of the “war” some people must wake up to everyday. No I.D. provides and instrumental that must be right out of an old battle scene of a silent film, It took me a while to appreciate this beat due to its anticlimactic nature but Common picks up slack with such vivid diction and a familiar chorus paying tribute to the legendary Mobb Deep. This track is just an appetizer to commons newest project Nobody Smiling, coming soon. please listen by pressing play on the link below:
“X.O.X.” appeared on his mixtape Bijoux 22 and is also available for purchase on iTunes.
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In the past week Funkmaster Flex had some sick guests, from Compton’s Kendrick Lamar to G.O.O.D. Music’s Common, Pusha T, Big Sean, and CyHi Da Prynce they all were in there spitting insane bars. Up first to flow was Kendrick Lamar, where he maliciously spit over Biggie’s classic instrumental “Who Shot Ya”- while some of his “freestyle” is from a verse he laid down on an older track when he was still known as K.Dot, overall the freestyle is still pretty raw. Next freestyle cypher was the G.O.O.D. Music team, where a handful of the supergroup flowed exquisite bars. While Big Sean and CyHi Da Prynce rapped most of the eleven minute video Common still threw down a fair amount as well over the dope beat selection by Flex (“Who Shot Ya” ”What We Do” & ”Shook Ones (Part II)”). Wish Pusha had spit something as well but eh, you win some you lose some. All in all both videos are pretty tight, check em’ out below;
Surprise mothafuckaaazzz! Not. Could have seen this one coming. I mean its a festival hosted by Jay-Z, of course he is going to let his prodigy Yeezy perform with his group, G.O.O.D. Music. This performance is dope as hell though, you don’t wanna miss out. So even if you’re not in Philly at Made In America Fest today / weren’t there last night; you can still peep the footage of the G.O.O.D. Music crew performing some of their individual tracks as well as their collaborative efforts. My personal favorite from this set was when Kanye performed “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”. Check the footage out here. Spoiler alert: The last song Jay-Z comes out on stage with Kanye… You can already guess what song they ended the song with. Stream the festival LIVE right now right here.
Common just released another Drake diss over Rick Ross’ Stay Schemin. The Chicago MC calls out Drake for being “Canada dry” and responds to some of the allegations Drake made over the original Stay Schemin (off of Rozay’s Rich Forever mixtape). Many argue that the origins of the beef came from subliminal shots that Common sent to Drake, when Common released his Sweet record a few months ago. It will be interesting to see how these diss records will impact the careers of both rappers (one is a veteran, the other is younger but arguably more relevant in the current industry). Who do you think is winning this beef?
Today on Common’s Facebook page, he released and let his fans listen to (IN ENTIRETY, FOR FREE) his upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer which drops 12/20/2011. Like he said in his status, This album is going to be nothing short of a master piece. As usual he spits his lyrical poetry over soulfully amazing instrumentals with dope ambient/spacey sounds filled throughout. I can not wait for this to drop next week. Listen to the audio previews for Common‘s The Dreamer, The Believer right here. (2dopeboyz is the only website allowed to have the “leak’s” link- shits weak)
Recently No I.D. revealed the official track list for Common’s next album The Dreamer, The Believer. Features on the album are Nas, John Legend and Maya Angelou, besides that all lyrics will be spit by the Chi-Town legend himself, Common. Peep the track list for The Dreamer, The Believer below. And be sure to cop his ninth album on December 20th, 2011!
Earlier this month we posted the lyrics video as long as the download link for Common‘s “Blue Sky” but now he has legit visuals. Pretty cool video with an inspirational feel to it, classic song. Cannot wait for The Dreamer, The Believer (Out Nov. 22) to drop. Watch the music video below:
Common is nasty.
“From the vaults of the underground comes a never before heard tale from Chicago’s Greatest Street Poet, Common. Common’s graphic story comes to life with the assist from visual artist and producer dsteele.” Well put. Common is a lyrical genius and great poet. Cool video for a solid new Common track, i don’t know if “Let’s Move” will be on his upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer (Nov. 22) but regardless listen to the song when you get the chance, its a sick song. Listen to it below, download it here.
Also, Common released “Six (Feet Over)” featuring Cocaine 80′s. A mad chill song about a girl, even more lyrically amazing Common. He never fails to lyrically destroy a beat. Listen to the track here.
Dope mashup. Common‘s relaxing voice/verse is perfect over this chill instrumental that samples Duffy’s “Hard For The Heart”. Common’s original version of this song is amazing the instrumental is already sick so while reading about this mash up i was doubtful but it is definitely worth listening to asap. Listen to “Chi-City (Hard For The Heart)” Urban Noize (Remix) below. Download the song here.