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label_guy
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"XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""


          

in the May issue that comes out in a minute, they give him a XXL rating and say things like:

"birthed '05's top LP"
"For those who requested the raw from an MC accused of having gone soft, Be provides enough dope to OD on."
"Common has created a flawless album."
"he's birthed the total package."
"Common has raised the bar."

I'm not making this up.....now talk amongst yourselves.

The date for the album release early June unless we move it up.
"Go" is the next single dropping after "The Corner" and you'll see a "Go" video before the album drops.


LG
Mark 11:24

  

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RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 22nd 2005
1
Move it up
Mar 22nd 2005
2
BEing Common
Mar 22nd 2005
3
Oh shit, it's on!
Mar 22nd 2005
4
wow
Mar 22nd 2005
5
Lauryn Hill got an XXL n/m
Mar 23rd 2005
31
The Blueprint got a XXL as well
Mar 24th 2005
53
LG where you been mayne?
Mar 22nd 2005
6
RE: miss y'all?
Mar 22nd 2005
15
      oh yeah
Mar 27th 2005
72
it is.
Mar 22nd 2005
7
how is it in your 'rotation'?
Mar 22nd 2005
12
      because i have it.
Mar 22nd 2005
13
           how in the hell do you have it
Mar 22nd 2005
14
           co-sign
Mar 22nd 2005
18
                because i'm trusted.
Mar 22nd 2005
20
                     riiiiiiiiiiight
Mar 22nd 2005
22
           RE: because i have it.
Mar 22nd 2005
16
                RE: because i have it.
Mar 22nd 2005
19
                RE: because i have it.
Mar 22nd 2005
21
How bout that second single off electric circus
Mar 22nd 2005
8
lmao n/m
Mar 22nd 2005
9
lol.
Mar 22nd 2005
10
that's great to hear!
Mar 22nd 2005
11
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 22nd 2005
17
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 22nd 2005
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RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 22nd 2005
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RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 22nd 2005
25
i dont think john mayer is on the album
Mar 22nd 2005
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      RE: i dont think john mayer is on the album
Mar 22nd 2005
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      RE: i dont think john mayer is on the album
Mar 23rd 2005
28
           i stand corrected
Mar 23rd 2005
29
Fuck yeah
Mar 23rd 2005
30
Damn, that's hot (c) Paris Hilton
Mar 23rd 2005
32
RE: Damn, that's hot (c) Paris Hilton
Mar 26th 2005
69
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 23rd 2005
33
but with an xxl and corners being recieved well
Mar 23rd 2005
34
listen to this man
Mar 23rd 2005
35
cosign on that
Mar 23rd 2005
41
college dropout
Mar 23rd 2005
42
i Strongly agree thats a bad date considering single and mag reviews
Mar 23rd 2005
52
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 23rd 2005
36
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 23rd 2005
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RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 23rd 2005
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i agree, the hype could
Mar 23rd 2005
39
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 23rd 2005
40
cool...props to Common.
Mar 23rd 2005
43
im excited.
Mar 23rd 2005
44
Let's get the Common machine rolling...
Mar 23rd 2005
45
*does backflips and cartwheels*
Mar 23rd 2005
46
DOUBLE PLAT! That's my prediction.
Mar 23rd 2005
47
RE: DOUBLE PLAT! That's my prediction.
Mar 24th 2005
55
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 23rd 2005
48
this one is going places
Mar 23rd 2005
49
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 23rd 2005
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RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 23rd 2005
51
There've be a few XXL classic ratings
Mar 24th 2005
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      RE: There've be a few XXL classic ratings
Apr 10th 2005
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RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 24th 2005
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RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 24th 2005
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fuck the critics
Mar 24th 2005
57
good point.
Mar 24th 2005
59
this is what i've been thinking too. but who are we?
Mar 24th 2005
60
youre wilding they say very little about kanye
Mar 25th 2005
63
ehh, it's still an interesting point.
Mar 25th 2005
65
but...maybe the album is what they consider, "classic"
Mar 25th 2005
64
bull crap. that single alone is fire
Mar 26th 2005
66
RE: bull crap. that single alone is fire
Mar 26th 2005
70
ahhh..
Mar 26th 2005
71
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Mar 25th 2005
61
THE REVIEW .....
Mar 25th 2005
62
well, its official
Mar 26th 2005
68
      it has leaked, you know that right?
Apr 10th 2005
74
I'm sooo glad it's come to that
Mar 26th 2005
67
RE: I'm sooo glad it's come to that
Apr 09th 2005
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      SOooooooooo.....
Apr 10th 2005
75
           best produced
Apr 10th 2005
77
it's BE -autiful !!
Apr 11th 2005
78
What song is this from?
Apr 11th 2005
79
RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC"
Apr 11th 2005
80

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1. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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maaan, gotta stop reading about it. I'm getting so damn itchy for this album now. If its half what its hyped up to be I'll be one happy man.

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Paranoid Android
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2. "Move it up"
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Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
Move it up
or leak it to the net and then i'll buy it in june.

  

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3. "BEing Common"
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I'm tied to the old Comm but am still keen to hear what this latest opus brings in the spririt of progress..

"Common Fans rejoice & look forward to BE BEing all it can B"E.

~"Why Not hook up with "Why Not" and "No I.D" again?
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PAMBERI!

  

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4. "Oh shit, it's on!"
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I have the shakes now, ish will be classic.

PLEASE.DROP.IT.SOONER.THAN.JUNER!

GOMD

  

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5. "wow"
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XXL's first XXL rating. (i dont count Ye getting XXL long after the fact the album blew up in the year in issue)

  

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31. "Lauryn Hill got an XXL n/m"
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53. "The Blueprint got a XXL as well"
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6. "LG where you been mayne?"
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miss us?

muahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  

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15. "RE: miss y'all?"
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We're still in this together.....mwuhahahahaha.

LG
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72. "oh yeah"
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wink martindale.
tell the duo
52 and counting.....

  

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7. "it is."
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12. "how is it in your 'rotation'?"
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13. "because i have it."
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silly.

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14. "how in the hell do you have it"
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hm ?

  

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that shit didnt leak.

how did u get it?

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20. "because i'm trusted."
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_______________________

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DROkayplayer™

  

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22. "riiiiiiiiiiight"
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Tue Mar-22-05 09:35 PM by allison

  

          



lucky!

  

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16. "RE: because i have it."
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don't go getting loosey-goosey with it.....we have encoded special FBI/RIAA satellite tracking info on it so we can hunt down the source of any leaks.....

LG
Mark 11:24

  

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19. "RE: because i have it."
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>don't go getting loosey-goosey with it.....

-i never do.

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21. "RE: because i have it."
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>we have encodedspecial FBI/RIAA satellite tracking info on it so we can hunt
>down the source of any leaks.....

lol, sarcasm at its finest

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8. "How bout that second single off electric circus"
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My vote is for Electric Wire Flower Hustle

  

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9. "lmao n/m"
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10. "lol."
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11. "that's great to hear!"
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big hype but i belive the man can pull it off.

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17. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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STOP TOYING WITH ME A PUT OUT THE ALBUM!!

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"You can't beat white people. You can only knock them out."

"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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23. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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I can't wait for this album to drop! I hope "Go" comes out soon cuz i need something more then corners to get me through the wait.

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24. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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word.... I can't wait to hear this album.... How many tracks is on it? And did Common let his Pops do the traditional outro of the album??

  

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25. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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thanks for the news. i can't wait til june. is "go" the one w. john mayer on it?
_______________________________________

waiting for:
common - b.e. {june?}

  

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26. "i dont think john mayer is on the album"
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you're thinking of "bittersweet" - kanye west ft. john mayer on kanye's next album.

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27. "RE: i dont think john mayer is on the album"
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alright thanks.
_______________________________________

waiting for:
common - b.e. {june?}

  

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28. "RE: i dont think john mayer is on the album"
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naw, he's right.... John Mayer is also on "Go", along with Kanye.... Kanye confirmed that....

  

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29. "i stand corrected"
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oops

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30. "Fuck yeah"
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Cant wait to cop that shit!!!

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32. "Damn, that's hot (c) Paris Hilton"
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Can't wait to cop...

  

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69. "RE: Damn, that's hot (c) Paris Hilton"
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cosign on that one all day!

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33. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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I'd like to say I'm suprised, but of course I'm not. Common is a true emcee down to the core!! Fuck what you think about his wardrobe..where he lives..who he's banging. Give him a mic and its GAME OVER.....bitches!!!

You don't impress me!!




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34. "but with an xxl and corners being recieved well"
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Wed Mar-23-05 12:34 PM by Von Pea

  

          

and its not even april yet, and you know how peoples attn spans are...why wait over 2 more months? that seems like a long ass time it seems like early may would be better.

not to mention if the press has it then its that much easier for the joint to end up getting bootlegged sometime next month...






The Lessondary - Lessondary People Vol. 1
coming when hanz finish the damn cover

Tanya Morgan - "Moonlighting"
coming this summer
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35. "listen to this man"
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it's time for chuuch

<-Fear Ameer

  

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41. "cosign on that"
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CHANGE THE RELEASE DATE to alteast late april

  

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42. "college dropout"
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how long before it dropped (officially) had through the wire and slow jam been released.

although kanye had the advantage of being everywhere at during the time his album was waiting to come out.

com has never been that dude. kanye forced his album down your throat and we loved him for it.

com has always just been dope. if you like it, cool. if not, thats cool to, peace brotha..and all that shit.

they should at least push the date up to mid may.

people are really gonna forget about the corners, especially when th weather tunrs and snow is a fond memory...

  

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52. "i Strongly agree thats a bad date considering single and mag reviews"
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Should be April 26th or May 3rd with all the other dope lps coming out that day
peace

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36. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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i really need this album..man....like for real....cuz im pretty much fed up with this nonsense....out now...both underground and commercial...nobodys really TRULY bringing..it anymore.....


*here's hopin for Comm...to do the Impossible.....& bring the art
back*


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37. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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It's gonna make cats really scrutinize this joint for real. I mean everybosy yellin' classic is gonna up expectations, so it better be fire.

  

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38. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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Ooh this makes me even more excited for BE to drop! Damn, is it June yet???

  

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39. "i agree, the hype could"
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backfire, not to mention the inevitable leaks -
june

mannnnnnnn, that's long for peoples attentions span nowadays.

press & everyone will scrutinize the heyyalllll out of this. they gotta just do it. especailly if he plans on touring soon - i'm sure he has enough fire to cover the summer too, on an early release.

FUK! let's get on w/it!

yo

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WE are.

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40. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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It's about damn time...I wouldn't really feel the need to write home about a 'XXL' rating, considering how they suck Em's ass and he is borderline corny to me nowadays with his odes to halle..
But congrats to Common...I know Erykah is wet.

  

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43. "cool...props to Common."
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44. "im excited."
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his verses lately have been real tight - im excited for it. hopefully it comes out in like may so we can play it at barbeques and in the whip and shit for the start of summer.

  

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45. "Let's get the Common machine rolling..."
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It's great to hear that XXL gave B.E. a classic rating. Even though I would like the album to drop in April, I know that it would be too soon for the hype to build and the album to sell. Let Com do the talk show circuit, a few musical guest performances, drop another hot single/video, get some more excellent write ups in magazines to get folks talking, then drop the album. Easily gold out the gate, and if it is truly good and easily accessible...platinum. I'm excited for Com, let's see how the publicity and marketing teams push this.

  

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46. "*does backflips and cartwheels*"
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Yeyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








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That last statement you made was concise, but this is HIP-HOP...

This is what we do:
Spray paint on walls
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Emcee"
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47. "DOUBLE PLAT! That's my prediction."
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55. "RE: DOUBLE PLAT! That's my prediction."
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why even go there? Plat is big enuff for com
Why go out and say that?
I understand thinking, imagining and hoping that.
But saying it, putting that energy out there could ruin the whole thing.

The daily ritual seems immersed, in the perverse
Full of short attention spans, short tempers, and short skirts
-Mos

  

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48. "RE: XXL calls Be &quot;CLASSIC&quot;"
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When does the may issue come out? In April?
It'd be best if it's in a issue closer to when the album comes out.

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49. "this one is going places"
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this is exactly like the hype kanye got for college dropout (except BE is actually gonna be the HOT shit) cant wait til june for this to drop. makes me feel sorry i missed his shows w/ jill scott in nyc. o well, im sure he'll do his own tour when the time comes.

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50. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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what other albums have received the same rating from XXL?

  

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51. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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I think only College Dropout

  

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58. "There've be a few XXL classic ratings"
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There've be a few XXL classic ratings. See reply 5 above and the ensuing conversation.
College Dropout
The Blueprint
and one of Lauryn Hill cds
(taken from above)

<------- The most important release of 2006, coming on July 23.
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76. "RE: There've be a few XXL classic ratings"
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XXL must love themselves some Kanye Tracks huh?!

<----------------------------------------
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54. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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I've been on a recent OD of "Resurrection" to hold me over until the LP drops..
Its going to be dope and I'm absolutely geeked for it and these teasers are not helping me at all!

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56. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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Considering you're the "label guy". I am co-owner of a music production company. Would it be possible to send you some music of ours? I can be reached at gio@positive-nrg.com or by phone at 504.723.1448. Thanks so much. Peace and blessings.

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57. "fuck the critics"
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the only reason that the album will be considered a classic b/c of kanye and thats bullshit. common had some nice album s out before but all of a sudden kanye jumps in hes the shit now. fuck xxl, source and any of those stupid weak ass mags

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59. "good point."
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60. "this is what i've been thinking too. but who are we?"
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after all, niether one of us (i'm assuming) has heard it, so it might be that good. but, yeah you do get the feeling if the soulquarians' name was like the neptunes, common would already have a quadruple XL and ten mics.

  

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63. "youre wilding they say very little about kanye"
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the whole review is about commons progression and his lyrics.



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65. "ehh, it's still an interesting point."
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-there's nothing stunning about the lyrics. they're phenomenal, just like com' lyrics have been.

-& they did say quite a bit about kanye.

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64. "but...maybe the album is what they consider, "classic""
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66. "bull crap. that single alone is fire"
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and NOT because of Kanye

  

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70. "RE: bull crap. that single alone is fire"
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im not talkin about no single. u know how this weak ass industry is and im not hatin on common. if the roots let kanye do their beats their albums would be consider classic

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71. "ahhh.."
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Folks have always given Common love (except EC).

This album just has good timing. And Common appears to BE delivering on his promises to come 'raw' with it. He's been doing that with the lyrics most of the time, but the music has continually changed in a direction that some cats didn't dig. I was with it (LWFC = best Common album IMO), but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't amped about Common ripping asses over more raw music.

AND YES...

Kanye's involvement helps. Ye put out an album (and a gang of random songs) that reeked of an effort that is mostly lacking in 'mainstream' hiphop. Now he's working with Common, who is a far better emcee overall. Hell, he's probably the best artist overall that Kanye has worked with extensively (Consequence?). Why not be amped about that?

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61. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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Looking forward to this release. Another classic from brother Comm.

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62. "THE REVIEW ....."
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Common (Sense)- BE (bassment elevation)-- rating: XXL

Music is supposed to mirror life. With 11 tracks that focus on feeling not filler, the Chicago champ formerly known as Common Sense has birthed 05s top LP with the impeccable Be. The albums first single, the impenetrable inner-city anthem The Corner, sets up the initial statement for the man born Lonnie Rashid Lynn: Hes neither that rapper on Resurrection not the one on Electric Circus-hes evolved into a synthesis of the two. On Be, Common plays poet and documentarian, showing us the triumphs and tragedies that occur in Ghetto, USA. And with Bes co-pilot, Kanye West, supplying the lions share of the score (nine of eleven tracks) by stepping up even his production game with layers of bluesy yet granite-hard compositions, joints like the jazz-fueled Real People reflect Commons penchant for showin @#%$s lives like UPN. In fact, the CDs cohesive sound can be attributed to the synergy between Common and Kanye.

Commons wordsmith wizardry soars beyond stylistics: It excels at photographing real life. On Its Your World, Comm recounts his own coming of age and the story of an aspiring songstress turned prostitute. Over soul-stirring strings and a marching drum track courtesy of J-Dilla (the producer behind the LPs remaining two tracks), Common recalls, I remember in high school she had a passion to sing/Now she see herself in a casket in dreams.

While label support and the times heavily influence whether great music can be crowned classic, if nothing else Common has created a flawless album. By giving us himself completely and speaking to and for us as complete people, hes birthed the total package.

  

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68. "well, its official"
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my anticipation cant possibly get any higher than what it is right now after reading that.

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74. "it has leaked, you know that right?"
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am i the only one that downloaded it from yesterdays post before the ok-moderators deleted it? i wasnt sure it was real until i read this review and the songs described are on there.... it's fucking dope as hell.....

  

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67. "I'm sooo glad it's come to that"
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he's got so much talent

I'm really happy for him

  

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73. "RE: I'm sooo glad it's come to that"
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this album is the the illest COMMON AND KAYNE GREAT CALAB

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75. "SOooooooooo....."
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what happened to Game's Documentary? taht album got jocked pretty hard around these parts as the best in 05.

  

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77. "best produced"
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not necessarily the overall best.

  

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78. "it's BE -autiful !!"
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I'm loving it and I'm not really a Com fan!! Didn't get Electric Circus but defiantely copping this

  

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79. "What song is this from?"
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''i went from bashful to asshole to international''


They say Hip Hop is dead, I'm here to resurrect me - Common

  

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80. "RE: XXL calls Be "CLASSIC""
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I listened to it once and I loved it right away and that's rare for me. So I would agree, I think we got a classic on our hands.
"Go" is a perfect single for the summer.

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