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3017171, RE: Yea Common was on that tip a couple times.
Posted by obsidianchrysalis, Mon Jun-24-19 08:22 PM
>"Downtown interracial couples hold hands/
>I breathe heavy like a old man wit a cold can of Old Style" -
>Think there was another example or two I can't think of right
>now but he's since stepped back from that perspective in
>interviews and such.
>I think there was a no-name rapper or rap group who took issue
>with that line in "Real People" shortly after it was released,
>and dissed Common over it ... though I can't remember who it
>was. Think they used the "Real People" beat for the diss too.
>It was pretty weak haha but they did an interview or two about
>it and explained why it bothered them so much. Not sure if
>Comm ever responded.
>Comm also had the F-bomb line in "Dooinit" that is super
>cringeworthy to listen to now. But it doesn't ruin the song
>cause the song is that good lol.

Not that I have the right to comment on anyone's preferences but I remember hearing Common admit to having some sort of a relationship with a white woman at some point.

He didn't say if it was a hookup or if it happened after he recorded Real People. It makes sense. He's on the road and likely playing the field, at least early in his career. But maybe he felt conflicted about interracial dating in the time period around LWFC/Be.

The Dooinit is textbook record scratch material. I can only listen to the edited version of that song. I probably shouldn't listen to that song at all now, but that song is tough outside of that part.