Album Review: Common–The Dreamer, The Believer

Someone recently said that Common lost his way….

Looks like he found it.

The Dreamer, The Believer, Common’s 8th studio album, hit shelves this past Tuesday and has his fans rockin! The album starts with the intro track, The Dreamer,  featuring the full of shit  lovely Maya Angelou, where he tells you about his journey of dreams and she digs into her book of poetry. Soon after, he hits us with his highly successful single Ghetto Dreams, featuring the best rapper of all time  Nas. I guess Com was like “I’m bout to hit yall over the head, and knock you unconscious with this one”, because the flow from the duo is so ILL (Or maybe it was the line “She knows shoe’s like she knows survival).

One thing I have to point out about this album is the production quality of the entire project. I’m sure it is not a person on this earth that can tell me that Blue Sky wasn’t dope production wise, but of course it is probably overlooked by 75% of the people copping this album.

Dare I say it…Sweet is a diss record for Drake?

You should never wanna go against me

You know man, you too soft for that man
I be seeing you man, I see it in your eyes man
You aint the type of nigga to go against me
You get in my presence you gon’ feel like a little hoe
You aint a man yet, you tryna be somebody else
Man, be yourself man, you come around my crib, you get your shit took
Huh, wherever you go, you probably be overseas in Europe and get yo shit took
You’s a hoe, you know you sweet
Aint nothing you can do man, people see that man
Broads be seeing you sweet
Done wit’ you muthafuckas, it’s over for you
It’s over for you? It’s over, sweet muthafucka

Yea, I’m instigating this…YES, Common will destroy every simp bone in Drake’s body. I need a good beef here folks.

Aside from the obvious shots in Sweet, The Dreamer, The Believer  could be the album of the year next to TM103, one of the top albums of 2011. Dope lyricism, consistent production. Yup, he’s got a winner with this one. Yes, this is back to the I Used to Love H.E.R. Common Sense, but that is what the world needs right? Conscious, vicious, lyricism. No SIMP music..No luxury rap…just HIP HOP.

One more thing…I listened to Celebrate while riding down Lakeshore Drive…THERE IS NOTHING LIKE CHICAGO. (especially while on LSD, bumping good music). If you ever get a chance to visit such a beautiful city, take a moment…get a car..and just bump this with the windows down.

Take your last $12 and buy The Dreamer, The Believer

Dope Tracks: 

  1. Ghetto Dreams
  2. Celebrate
  3. Windows
  4. **Sweet (for the hell of it)


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