Artist: Common

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Album:Be

Be

Common

Though heralded as an instant hip-hop classic by some, Common’s Be doesn’t quite live up to the hype, though it is still has several strengths going for it. Compared to the esoteric themes and production of his last album, Electric Circus, Be is far more grounded in street-level beats and rhymes, especially on songs like “The Corner” and “Real People”—Common’s odes to personality and places ‘round the way. At only 11 songs, this is a very compact album, both a blessing and curse by keeping the pacing brisk but it also amplifies weaknesses…

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