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NeonAfroMonkFromBrooklyn
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"Fav Common Track"


          

Yo, i know doing posts about, "what's you least fav Roots joint", etc aren't the most interesting, but I was interested in some of your favorite Common joints...the tracks can be either just from Common or a song on somebody else's album featuring the Common-ator (or Commonzilla, if you like that one better)<P>1) "Resurrection" (f/Resurrection) The beat is real laid-back, and it opens up the album nicely. There's no hook, just Common rappin' over a NO ID beat. FAV LINE: "I'm Nestle when it's Crunch-time<BR> For your mind like one time<BR> If poetry was pussy I'd be sunshine<BR> cause I deliver like the Sun-Times"<P>2) "6th Sense" (f/Like Water...")Primo and Common, a match made in heaven. To be honest with you, I like this track better than Mos and Premier's "Mathematics". Commonzilla drops insightful lyrics, but he never sounds too preachy (like GURU does). This is the 4th song I've heard off his fourth album, and it's by far his best. <P>3) "Communism" (f/Resurrecton) Again, no hook, a beautiful beat, and Common dropping witty rhymes ("Like an entrepeneur, that stepped in maneur"). And the Common's best talent, especally on Resurrection, was that he never made the songs too long. Communsim only has about a minute and a half of lyrics, so you never get sick of it.<P>4) "Love Of My Life" w/The Roots. (f/Things Fall Apart) I like to think of this as "I Used To Love H.E.R 2". Black Thought and Common trade off rhymes over a glorious Roots beat. "How she was desperately seekin to Organize in a Konfusion/<BR>Usin, no protection, told H.E.R. on Resurrection/<BR>Caught in the Hype Williams, and lost H.E.R. direction" <P> Ok, well those are my 4, lookin' forward to hearing yours....<P><BR>"Not strong/Only aggressive/Not free<BR>We only licensed/ Not compassioniate, only polite/ Now who the nicest?<BR>Not good but well behaved/Chasin after death so we can call ourselves brave?<BR>Still livin like mental slaves/ Hidin like thieves in the night from life<BR>Illusions of oasis makin you look twice<BR>/Hidin like thieves in the night from life/ Illusions of oasis makin you look twice<P> -Mos Def and Talib Kweli "Theives in the Night"<P>

  

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My Favs
QtheBuggid1
Feb 19th 2000
1
I think my favorite shit is
Feb 19th 2000
2
      The Bitch in Yoo!!! Yes!!!
QtheBuggid1
Feb 19th 2000
5
Off the top...
Feb 19th 2000
3
Aw damn, The Truth I forgot to add The Truth!
Feb 19th 2000
4
I prefer the remix
Feb 19th 2000
6
my favorites are...
Feb 19th 2000
7
THISISME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
knicksrule
Feb 19th 2000
8
i forgot bitch in yoo
Feb 19th 2000
10
Some add-ons
Feb 19th 2000
9
Favorite Common songs
cisceONe
Feb 19th 2000
11
forgot one
cisceONe
Feb 19th 2000
12
....
Feb 19th 2000
13
My choice
Lyricist1
Feb 20th 2000
14
I used to love HER
hasan09
Feb 20th 2000
15
uh, yo?
Feb 26th 2000
16
DVS Com Faves
Feb 26th 2000
17
&quot;When It rained...it fucked with him&quot;...
Feb 26th 2000
18
Classic Material. . .
Footnote
Feb 27th 2000
19
fav common joints
WTFxSTFU
Feb 28th 2000
20
RETROSPECT FOR LIFE, G.O.D., I USED TO LOVE HER...
Feb 28th 2000
21
Ummm.... That I can think of now
iLL
Feb 28th 2000
22
How Could I Forget....
iLL
Feb 28th 2000
23
too many to list
DaScrivena
Feb 28th 2000
24
My Favorites, No Doubt!
Spark
Feb 28th 2000
25
aka Willie Stargell
Feb 28th 2000
26

QtheBuggid1

Sat Feb-19-00 07:58 AM

  
1. "My Favs"
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Lemme see... in no order...<P>I Used to Love Her- Obviously<BR>Communism- Lyrical excellence<BR>My Life- Audiobiography to Roy Ayers. The sample's played, but who cares?<BR>The Bizness- If you can hang with De La, you can hang with anyone<BR>Respiration- My friends call this "That Common song with Mos & Kwali"<BR>Invocation- Shit is just phat<BR>Soul By the Pound- See Invocation

  

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atruhead
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2. "I think my favorite shit is"
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Like they used to say- thats pure hip-hop education for you.<P>Also<P>Bitch in yoo<BR>Real Nigga Quotes<BR>1 2 many<BR>the stolen moments series<BR>Communism<P>These are the standouts to me, but almost all of his shit since resurrection has been equally bangin (yes even that dj skribbles track)<P><P><BR>"Intellectual property I got the title and the deed, I pay rent with the tears and sweat and what I bleed"- Talib Kweli<P>"You got hamburger beef I'll french fry ya cause drag done ate your food"- Drag-On

  

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QtheBuggid1

Sat Feb-19-00 01:07 PM

  
5. "The Bitch in Yoo!!! Yes!!!"
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The joint that made people not wanna fuck with Common.<P>Can we get that in his section, or it is a whole "Why-bring-it-back-up" thing?

  

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Kemp
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Sat Feb-19-00 10:03 AM

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3. "Off the top..."
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1)Respiration<BR>2)I Used to love h.e.r.<BR>3)Stolen Moment series<BR>4)Ressurection<BR>5)Invocation<BR>6)Tha Bizness(Introduced me to Common)<BR>7)Invocation/1,2 Many<BR>8)My Life<BR>9)Communism/Hungry<BR>10)Retrospect for life/Like They Used to say<P>honorable mention: 6th Sense, Love of my life, Nuthin' to do and thisisme<BR>This mark asked me if I know his cousin Jimbo/n!??@ I don't even know myself!-Com-mon,"That's my mufucka!"<P>Supercalafragilisticespealidocious/<BR>Dociousespealifragilisticcalasuper!-<BR>Ghostface Killah<P>Never disrespecting these women cause I love my mama!-Talib Kweli<P>He ain't talking cause I got mind power on him!-Some crazy cat I used to play ball with<P>

  

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Kemp
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4. "Aw damn, The Truth I forgot to add The Truth!"
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This mark asked me if I know his cousin Jimbo/n!??@ I don't even know myself!-Com-mon,"That's my mufucka!"<P>Oohh!Rev. ain't right his church ain't right!/Deacon is a pimp I can tell by his ice!-Ghostface Killah<P>I'm gonna take all that evidence, the finger prints, exhibits a, b and c, and those pictures, shine 'em up real nice turn them sumbitches sideways and stick straight up your CANDY-ASS!-The Rock<P>Supercalafragilisticespealidocious/<BR>Dociousespealifragilisticcalasuper!-<BR>Ghostface Killah<P>Never disrespecting these women cause I love my mama!-Talib Kweli<P>He ain't talking cause I got mind power on him!-Some crazy cat I used to play ball with<P>

  

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MisterGrump
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6. "I prefer the remix"
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to "Soul By The Pound"!<P>"Give me a T.O. baby/Just like Chris Webber"<P>Did you know that there was a resturaunt in the CHI called by the same name? Good soul food buffet!!<P><P><BR>Mister Grump<P>"If you possess, the ability to open someone's eyes, move masses and expand their world but you refuse to, then you have forsaken your gift from The Most High."<BR>---Pharoahe Monch<BR>

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Organ
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Sat Feb-19-00 02:56 PM

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7. "my favorites are..."
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i used to love h.e.r.<BR>this is me<BR>orange pinapple juice<BR>resurrection(95 version or original)<BR>1-9-9-9<BR>invocation<BR>high expectations(soul in the hole soundtrack)

Knicks yo
Cowboys yo

  

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knicksrule

Sat Feb-19-00 04:30 PM

  
8. "THISISME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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n/m

  

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Organ
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10. "i forgot bitch in yoo"
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"Now what the fuck i look like dissin a whole coast"

Knicks yo
Cowboys yo

  

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NeonAfroMonkFromBrooklyn
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9. "Some add-ons"
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Yo, i forgot to mention "The Truth" w/Monch and Talib. That joint is just pure hip-hop.<P> Also, I just started to listen to "1,2 Many Niggas" from One Day. It's dope...<P><BR>"Not strong/Only aggressive/Not free<BR>We only licensed/ Not compassioniate, only polite/ Now who the nicest?<BR>Not good but well behaved/Chasin after death so we can call ourselves brave?<BR>Still livin like mental slaves/ Hidin like thieves in the night from life<BR>Illusions of oasis makin you look twice<BR>/Hidin like thieves in the night from life/ Illusions of oasis makin you look twice<P> -Mos Def and Talib Kweli "Theives in the Night"<P>

  

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cisceONe

Sat Feb-19-00 11:12 PM

  
11. "Favorite Common songs"
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"Confusion" - Just Ro f/ Common<BR>"thisisme"<BR>"resurrection" original, '95 remix, & large pro remix<BR>"communism"<BR>"book of life"<BR>"reminding me of sef"<P><BR>"Logos backwards please" - Evidence<BR>

  

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cisceONe

Sat Feb-19-00 11:14 PM

  
12. "forgot one"
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"state to state" - no.i.d and com and dug<P>"Logos backwards please" - Evidence<BR>

  

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thisisme
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13. "...."
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all four albums straight up<P><P>....thisisme<P>

  

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Lyricist1

Sun Feb-20-00 06:26 PM

  
14. "My choice"
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<BR>This question is so hard! However, if I have to choose a couple there it goes.<P>1) - I use to love her- The concept is just so ill and i doubt that anybody could've done a better job than Com describing Hip Hop's changes.<P>2) _ Hungry- Pure lyricism- I walk the night in rhymin armor bombin niggas like a winter coat/ had em on death Row searchin for an interscope/ and that's not even the half of it<P>3)Ressurection- Common once again with sick lyrics spittin the illest flow on a dope beat<P>Once a burglar broke into my crib and I robbed him- Big L (R.I.P.)<P>F.A.T.B.A.N.<P>Peace!

  

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hasan09

Sun Feb-20-00 06:56 PM

  
15. "I used to love HER"
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I used to Love HER what else compares?<BR>Retrospect for life<BR>High expectations<BR>Resurrection '95<BR>Hungry<BR>G.O.D.

  

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16. "uh, yo?"
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did everyone forget UNIverse at war? "rappers, get on the mic talkin bout cars and clothes, soundin like hoes, aint been exposed to the foes of most diciples im from the state that is ill, the RAP SON OF MAN rotated down to phil, to say what i feel" damn, y'all know the rest. Although I think Thought comes tighter they both rip it.<P>peace <P>

  

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DivineVersatile
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17. "DVS Com Faves"
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Communism- I'm so glad I wasn't the only one floored by this one.<BR>Take it EZ- Back when Com was on them "PI-PI-PI-PI" sounds. This one introduced me to Com.<BR>Rollin'- You really have to be from Chicago to feel this one<BR>Act Too (The Love of My Life)- Hip Hop Anthem for 1999.<BR>Can-I-Bus- The elusive B-Side that shows Common snappin, spittin raw fury. If someone knows where I can find this in Real Audio or otherwise...hit me up.<P>The Infamous DVSJ<P>"I loves Harpo....lawd knows I do....but I'll KILL HIM DEAD...'fo I let him beat me"<-- Sophia from A COLOR PURPLE<BR>

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MY VERY OWN HIPPIDY-HOP! I'M GOING TO LOVE YOU AND PLAY WITH YOU FOR EVER AND EVER!!!

Elmyra....the choice of a new generation

  

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DivineVersatile
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18. "&quot;When It rained...it fucked with him&quot;..."
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Oh...I forgot "Invocation"...that wasn't the tightest start to an album in recent history...hands down.<P>The Infamous DVSJ<P>"I loves Harpo....lawd knows I do....but I'll KILL HIM DEAD...'fo I let him beat me"<-- Sophia from A COLOR PURPLE<BR>

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MY VERY OWN HIPPIDY-HOP! I'M GOING TO LOVE YOU AND PLAY WITH YOU FOR EVER AND EVER!!!

Elmyra....the choice of a new generation

  

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Footnote

Sun Feb-27-00 09:06 PM

  
19. "Classic Material. . ."
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I'm starting to feel that most of anything Common spits should be considered classic. . .he has to be one of the illest lyricists of all time.<P>Anyway. . .some of my favorites include:<P>I Used To Love H.E.R.<BR>Love Of My Life (I Used to. . .Pt. II)<BR>Resurrection (Extra P. Remix)<BR>Sixth Sense (The Mellow Version is so ill. . .)<BR>Hungry<BR>His verse on "Any Given Sunday"<BR>Soul By Da Pound<BR>Etcetera. . .<P><BR>~Footnote<BR>a.k.a Halo<P>_____________________________________<P>"Let the truth be told/<BR>from young souls that become old/<BR>from days spent in the jungle/<BR>where must one go/to find it?/<BR>time is real we can't rewind it/<BR>out of everybody I met/who told the truth?/<BR>time did. . ."<BR>-Common

  

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WTFxSTFU

Mon Feb-28-00 07:04 AM

  
20. "fav common joints"
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<BR>1. I used to love h.e.r.: Dopeness. The lyrics are amazing. TO hear common explaining hiphop's growth from the beginning and his personal experiences with the culture metaphorically in the form of a woman makes this the dopest conceptual song ever.<P>2. Retrospect 4 life: Song that holds deep personal meaning to common and many other people, including myself. <P>3. THe Bizness: (dela soul f/ common): PUt my fav group, dela, (no offense roots =/.) and my fav emcee on the same track. This song could've been recorded on "fisher prices my first tape recorder" with a jiggy 80's remake from duran duran and i still would've loved it.<P>4: Stolen Moment pt I, II, III: Just a dope story...although sequencing is effed up.<P>5. Watermelons: Dont ask me why. I just like hearing that dood say "watermelons" over and over.<P>Peace<P>"I'm not a human being all into that spiritual ish, i'ma spiritual being manifested as a human thats it" kweli<P>"i make ya eat ya words then ish the whole dictionary" mr. man

  

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21. "RETROSPECT FOR LIFE, G.O.D., I USED TO LOVE HER..."
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RESSURECTION<BR>THE SIXTH SENSE...

  

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iLL

Mon Feb-28-00 09:40 AM

  
22. "Ummm.... That I can think of now"
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Note: Havent heard the new album<P>Soul By The Pound (remix) - Imagine my suprise when I saw this on the ressurection maxi-single in 95 after three years of only having the album version. I love this cut.<P>Ressurection (Extra P remix) - Maxi single comes through again with Large Professor behind the boards. Other mix isnt bad either.<P>Use To Love H.e.r. - Common may have started the "remember when..." hiphop song genre with this.<P>Invocation - Great song to start off an album.<P>1-9-9-9 - Common Sadat X = <img src="http://www.okayplayer.com/dcforum/Images/happy.gif"><P>Life Goes On - best Common song you never heard. See Com share the stage with Case, Az, and Allure (LOL) and get his ryhme on. Hear Com refer to AZ as "Azilla." Hear Com say "I aint a player, I just punch a lot!" A lil cheesy, but I dig this track. Didnt make the final cut for Kid Capri's album. <P>Retrospective For Life - Great song, great video, great message. <P><BR>Peace and love,<BR>-Ben (iLL)<P><P>"We Love Hip Hop!" -The Cake<P>Rupert Cadwell:"Brandon has told me a lot about you."<BR>Janet Walker:"Did he do me justice?"<BR>Rupert Cadwell:"Do you deserve Justice?"<BR>From Aflred Hitchcok's "Rope" (1948)<P>"The cures all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word "love". It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."<BR>-Lydia Maria Child<P>"You can't fight in here, this is the war room!" -President Merkin Muffly(Peter Sellers) in "Dr. Strangelove"<P>A man that works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist. -Louis Nizer<P>"Wow! If its in a book, it MUST be true!" -Milhouse from "The Simpsons"<P>I can't knock you for not knowing/ But I could for you not wanting to learn/ Nor for asking/ But I could for you not willing to earn/ No I can't, for someone to even havta tell me twice/ So this music is my sacrifice/ So I be dedicated, determinated, and dependable/ To demonstrate directly/ And use the opportunity correctly/ So forget the gold teeth/ Forget the bald head/ forget it sound country/ Just remember what I said... <BR>-Atlanta's own Cee-Loo of the Goodie Mob

  

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iLL

Mon Feb-28-00 09:42 AM

  
23. "How Could I Forget...."
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Bitch In Yoo - Dont fuck with Com<P>Love Of My Life - Great song. Violins make me happy! <img src="http://www.okayplayer.com/dcforum/Images/happy.gif"><P><P>Peace and love,<BR>-Ben (iLL)<P><P>"We Love Hip Hop!" -The Cake<P>Rupert Cadwell:"Brandon has told me a lot about you."<BR>Janet Walker:"Did he do me justice?"<BR>Rupert Cadwell:"Do you deserve Justice?"<BR>From Aflred Hitchcok's "Rope" (1948)<P>"The cures all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word "love". It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."<BR>-Lydia Maria Child<P>"You can't fight in here, this is the war room!" -President Merkin Muffly(Peter Sellers) in "Dr. Strangelove"<P>A man that works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist. -Louis Nizer<P>"Wow! If its in a book, it MUST be true!" -Milhouse from "The Simpsons"<P>I can't knock you for not knowing/ But I could for you not wanting to learn/ Nor for asking/ But I could for you not willing to earn/ No I can't, for someone to even havta tell me twice/ So this music is my sacrifice/ So I be dedicated, determinated, and dependable/ To demonstrate directly/ And use the opportunity correctly/ So forget the gold teeth/ Forget the bald head/ forget it sound country/ Just remember what I said... <BR>-Atlanta's own Cee-Loo of the Goodie Mob

  

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DaScrivena

Mon Feb-28-00 10:25 AM

  
24. "too many to list"
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The track which introduced me to common is still probably my favorite. "Invocation" from one day itll al make sense is the one that got me hooked on the comm. The beat is ridiculous. So mellow, and the lyrics are pure common, they shine and work on so many levels. This is the track that convinced me to buy all his cd's.<P>Another great is "This is me" off of ressurection. A great beat, stellar lyrics, more evidence that common is the man.<P>Finally, does common ever have a weak callabo? 1-9-9-9, The Truth, Respiration, and Universe at War just to name a few are all fouly good. I don't know, it seems like he has never blessed a less than dope track with his flow. Skills or something else? Whatever.<P>Tons of other comm joints that i'm a huge fan of but i wont list. Everyone who owns a comm cd has at least 5-6 "favorites" on each one so they are without a doubt solid buys. With Comm you jsut cant go wrong.

  

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Spark

Mon Feb-28-00 10:30 AM

  
25. "My Favorites, No Doubt!"
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My favorite Common Jams<P>1) Sum Shit I wrote<P>2) Real Nigga Quotes<P>3) Respiration (W/ Black Star)<P>4) I Used to Love Her<P>5) 1-9-9-9<P>"I leave no optical footprint within sight of the sands of time so it's impossible to follow me." --Pharoahe Monch<P>"Do you think I'm gonna grab the mic and waste my nation's time?" -- KRS-ONE<P>"I cut the head off the devil and I throw it at you" --DMC<P>"Too many MCs just don't know what they be talkin about, they should retire get the complimentary watch and be out." --Talib Kweli<P>"I ain't fraid of no ghost!" --Ray Parker Jr.

  

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yosh
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26. "aka Willie Stargell"
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i could never pick a track from "ressurection" as a favorite(although communism and watermellon are in heavy rotation on my turntables this week), but i have always been shocked by the lack of props com got for his joint on Pete Rock's album as "Willie Stargell" with Nore and Pun. HOT to DEATH! anyhow, not my favorite ever just wanna know what y'all think.

  

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