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25746, Out of 5...
Posted by delsbrothergeorge, Sat Apr-01-00 09:02 AM
I'd probably go 4.5-4.75

I don't think the album was perfect...so that's why I'd stay away from the 5...

IMO...LWFC is Comm's best album...It's the first time that the production nearly overwhelms the lyrics...I was always a fan of the No ID/Dug Inf production (Beatnuts too), but the Soulquarians are just bringin it...There are times when I find myself forgetting that I'm supposed to be paying attention to Comm's voice and I never thought I would ever say that about a Common album

Lyrically, I was impressed w/ the way that Comm made himself more accessible to folks who aren't familiar with him...While I enjoy his ability to create intricate word plays, I understand that it's important to open up to new audiences if he wants to enjoy any of the fruits of his labor...I believe he demonstrated his considerable skills, but put rhymes together that either a kid checking for no limit or an adult who gave up on hip hop after "It Takes a Nation.." would be able to appreciate...

What did I find wrong with it?

Well, I was a bit disappointed in the Pop's Rap...It sounded too prepared and didn't flow as naturally as previous Pop joints did...

I really like Cold Blooded, but after using Black Thought as background on the Stolen Moments from the last album, couldn't we get a joint like "Double Trouble" where Comm and Thought trade rhymes ala Thought and Mos?

I also thought that maybe "Song for Assata" could have used another verse...It is so heartfelt and passionate that it could have taken time to expand the story and add a couple more details...

All in all, Comm and them have produced a classic...Maybe folks don't know it yet, but they will...


Here's some'em serious to bump, like when you're takin' a shit.---Planet Asia