Just a regular late night on a Sunday for me, finishing up some last minute Christmas shopping online. I just watched the season finale of Dexter, and although it wasn’t as epic as the Rita finale, it still left me no clue on how the hell he will get out this situation. He has gotten very sloppy the last couple of seasons, so this final season better be good. Anyways here’s a smooth instrumental just dying for a Kanye or Common verse. Check it out.
The G.O.O.D. music compilation is out, and after a couple quick listens as I drove up and down California this past week, there are some nice gems on this album. “The Morning,” features Raekwon, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi The Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj. It is surprisingly Common’s only feature on the album which is a shame as his trademark voice shines after the first chorus. Pusha T is really the common contributor along with Kanye and his lyrics are top notch. Also check out “To The World,” feat. R. Kelly, “Creepers,” with Kid Cudi and “Higher,” featuring The Dream, Ma$e, and Cocaine 80’s. Definitely recommend picking up the album.
Chicago’s own Mikkey Halsted combines with underrated supergroup Cocaine 80’s for “Pain.” Off his free mixtape Castro, (d/l here), Mikkey flows over a haunting beat with a great hook from James Flaunteroy. Produced by none other than Mr. Reasonable Doubt himself, No I.D.
Little known supergroup consisting of James Fauntleroy, No I.D., Common and Makeba Riddick have secretly been releasing some quality music in past weeks. “Take My Keys,” shows off Fauntleroy’s immaculate vocals, for those who don’t know, he has written many of your favorite songs sung by Rihanna, Chris Brown, Brandy and others. With just a simple acoustic guitar, James wows us with an original piece. Check out their blog at http://cocaine80s.com/ for free d/ls of the tracks.
I cannot stress how great this album is. I did like both Be and Finding Forever, but I haven’t really enjoyed a Common album this much since Like Water For Chocolate. Common and producer No I.D. have put together a hip hop conscious masterpiece. The production is soulful and smooth, and combined with Common’s lyrics, make a perfect marriage. I will probably be posting a song everyday till his album, the Dreamer, the Believer hits stores on the 20th. Check out “Cloth,” just one of the many amazing tracks from this album.
This album is shaping up really nicely, here is another track off Common’s new album, The Dreamer, The Believer, In stores December 20th. I have heard around 4 songs and I have to say it looks like we are in for a treat this holiday.
Common over soulful beats, yes please. Man oh man this sounds good. No I.D. is handling most of the production for Common’s new album, The Dreamer, The Believer, and as long as they all sound as good as this we are in for a treat. Common Sense has been a favorite of mine ever since, Can I Borrow a Dollar? With the unfortunate loss of J Dilla, I was worried about his future records. Then Kanye came along and gave me hope, and now with No I.D., we are in for some great music this holiday!
Common – Celebrate