Trust me bro, Common wants to go platinum. "I'd be lyin' if I said I didn't wanna make millions" - the 6th Sense. Don't you think this somewhat softer album shows that Common wanted more mainstream acceptance? Quite honestly, I'm not mad at the product, with the exception of the Geto Heaven re-mix, but mostly I think MCA did a poor job capitalizing on the momentum of "The Light". Just as they did when they didn't come correct with "The Roots" after the success of "You Got Me". Put it like this, Mos Def probably sold more units than Common, without the benefit of a mjor record label or a hit single.