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29TUNES | Common

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Common (originally Common Sense) has been one of the most highly influential figures in rap music, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive in an era when the mainstream and hardcore have increasingly threatened to obliterate everything in its path. His outward-looking, nimbly performed rhymes, and political consciousness haven’t always fit the fashions of rap trends, but his albums have been praised by critics, and he achieved mainstream popularity with a handful of gold-selling recordings. Additionally, during the 2000s and 2010s, he’s juggled his recording career with a series of high-profile acting roles. (Bio by Steve Huey, continued @ Allmusic)


  1. Take it EZ
  2. Blows To The Temple
  3. I Used To Love H.E.R.
  4. Ressurection
  5. Book Of Life
  6. Nuthin’ To Do
  7. Sum S*** I Wrote
  8. Real N**** Quotes
  9. Retrospect For Life
  10. Gettin’ Down At The Amphitheatre
  11. Making A Name For Ourselves
  12. The Light
  13. The Questions
  14. The 6th Sense
  15. Thelonius
  16. The Corner
  17. GO!
  18. Faithful
  19. The Game
  20. The People
  21. Gladiator
  22. The Dreamer
  23. Ghetto Dreams
  24. Blue Sky
  25. No Fear
  26. Rewind That
  27. Home
  28. Pyramids
  29. Black Ameria Again

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