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Like Water for Chocolate [Explicit Lyrics]

Common Audio CD
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1. Time Traveling (A Tribute To Fela)
2. Heat
3. Cold Blooded
4. Dooinit
5. The Light
6. Funky For You
7. The Questions
8. Time Travelin' Reprise
9. The 6th Sense
10. A Film Called (Pimp)
11. Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)
12. Thelonius
13. Payback Is A Grandmother
14. Geto Heaven Part Two
15. Song For Assata, A - (featuring Cee-Lo)
16. Pops Rap III...All My Children

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How can such a self-righteous rapper be so much fun to hear? Common, like so many carrying the banner for alternative hip-hop, casts himself as the enemy of all things commercial ("That jiggy shit is over / The war is on, I only wanna be a soldier / I'm holdin' on to a culture"), yet he also insists on getting paid. Like Water for Chocolate is full of such contradictions: while often exciting, Common also maddens with his casual homophobia and sneers at those he sees as lesser artists. He doesn't lack a sense of humor, though, as witnessed by the likes of "A Film Called (Pimp)" (featuring MC Lyte) and titles such as "Payback Is a Grandmother." The latter track is something of a conceptual coup, expanding Common's pro-family message into the realm of a cinematic revenge fantasy against some thugs who rob one of his relatives. Such displays of imagination--and the thick, layered funk throughout--ultimately make this a superbly playable disc. --Rickey Wright

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2000 release, the fourth album from the Hip Hop star. The album was a critical and commercial breakthrough for the rapper and received numerous awards around the world.

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4.0 out of 5 stars My review for this cd Aug. 26 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was a good buy.It was a great cd loved it. I'd recommend this cd to all rap/hip hop fans, enjoyed very much
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4.0 out of 5 stars Uncommon June 29 2005
Format:Audio CD
Hearing an album with melodies as crisp as these today are getting rare. Hip Hop is changing, but Common is able to stand his ground and make good music. Not bad at all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Commons Best I Think May 6 2004
By Justin
Format:Audio CD
Common has shown to us all that he has grown as a rapper over years and also has gotten better over the years. Some good tracks on this cd are The Light, The 6th Sense, Nea, Funky For You, and Cold Blooded. Common is a really good rapperand you should go out now and buy this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Common (B.E.) - Before Erykah May 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
I can't believe how unbelievably dope this record is. It wasn't just on some hip-hop tip, it was music for the soul. My personal favorites include "6th Sense", "Doin It", "Funky For You", "Nag Champa", and "Ghetto Heaven Pt.2". I heard a lot of people saying that Resurrection is still his best effort, but I don't know. I won't get into that argument, but I will say that this one is my personal favorite.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Common Loses His Sense, Goes R&B May 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
After being introduced to Common through "Resurrection", and being blown away by the quality of that record, this album was nothing but a disappointment. Sadly, time would show that this album was not just a fluke. Somehow Common has lost his sense, and is now making R&B tunes.
Frankly I'm not really sure if this is much of a loss. What was the strength of "Resurrection"? Upon repeated listening, it is obvious that the album is so good because the music is amazing. NoID's musical direction of the album stands completely on its own - which is why an instrumental version of the album is now available. Even without Common's lyrics it is a great listen.
So perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that on this album Common comes across with less force. His rambling, loose raps just sound like a guy talking over random R&B music. Sure, he says some of the right stuff, but most of it is cliched and tired (how many more times will someone repeat "The revolution will not be televised!"). There's no real wisdom to be found, and with the possible exception of "The Question" there aren't even any particularly interesting tracks.
What really brings the album down is the constant infusion of R&B into the mix. The whiny, nasal intonation that makes R&B so unlistenable is pervasive throughout the album, as backup singers drone "Why?????" over loose drum and bass arrangements. The music itself is scattered, and Common fares no better with his lyrics. He's all over the map, dropping random thoughts that neither impact nor make you think. And he seems to think that by using the "N-word" every five seconds he's giving himself street cred.
I find it a difficult position to occupy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bam! April 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
Hooking up with Premier makes things insane! Some of the smartest lyrics I've ever heard him say! And the beats! Every track is tight! From wanting to break to just going for a long midnight cruise and relax!
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5.0 out of 5 stars His 2000 Album with Premier. March 28 2004
By Chris
Format:Audio CD
This guy hit the radio airwaves and MTV with this joint he is
fed perfect perfect DJ Premier beats like in the #43 Hit
"The Light" J.C. Chavez highly recommends this.
1.Time Travlin(Tribute to Fela) tight 10/10
2.Heat-awesome Beat by DJ Premier. 10/10
3.Cold Blooded-f Rahzel and Black Thought wich is 10/10
4.Dooin it-This is good 10/10
5.The Light-Him and Premo hit TOP 50 This is joy 10/10
6.Funky For you-Funky Beat 10/10
7.The Questions-Soothing for you 10/10
9.The 6th since-why would someone give Premo 1 star 10/10
10.A Film Called(pimp)hopefully he is 10/10
11.Nag Champion-Tight awesome cafe rap 10/10
12.Thelonius f Slum Village Tight 10/10
13.Payback is a Grandmother-is it awesome 10/10
14.Ghetto Heaven Part 2-This is great 10/10
15.A song for Assata-Tight 10/10
This album is Ressurection00 and was produced by the man.
Lyrics 10/10 Production 10/10 X Factor 10/10 Style 10/10 Voice10
Music 10/10 Innovative 10/10 Classic 10/10 Guest 10/10 Blends 10
Overall 100 this is another flawless Comm album *****Classic
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5.0 out of 5 stars common, uncommon for the common March 14 2004
Format:Audio CD
common makes words flow like it's the easiest thing to do. The way he forms them is unbelievable, he makes you really realize that rap and poetry are two very different types of word forming, he also makes it fun to be different in the way you dress, think ,and act. Being rebellious is not always a bad thing.
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