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Ryan M
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"Ask B. Kyle questions about the BE DVD here."


  

          

Cause, I got some...and I hope he'll answer.

First and foremost - this DVD was worth the purchase of the album alone...fantastic production man.

1. What camera did you shoot this with?

2. Were you not able to plug into the soundboard at the St. Louis show? This is great footage but I think it suffered from the Roots TV 2 problem...feedback/echos in the live performance.

3. In the classroom, it looks like (when Common is spitting "Real People"), he's addressing the "slave mentality" line to someone who's not in the sight of the camera...was he?

4. Over what time period was this footage taken? I was under the impression you (more or less) tour with Common...so I just wonder how far back some of this goes. Obviously its all BE footage but...yeah.

More as I come up with em.

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An inquiry and a question
May 24th 2005
1
Syncing generally isnt a problem.
May 25th 2005
3
      I'm not talking about syncing
May 25th 2005
11
how many hours of footage you got of Com lookin @ himself?
May 24th 2005
2
i like that stylist of com shes hot tell her to holla at me lol
May 25th 2005
4
She's Usher's stylist too
May 25th 2005
8
you left the MOST classic moment out mayne!!!!!
May 25th 2005
5
INTERNET!
May 25th 2005
7
Drop me an email
May 25th 2005
21
Yo-Yo!!!!!!
May 25th 2005
17
*Sold*
May 25th 2005
19
U know I will !
May 25th 2005
6
Thanks man!
May 25th 2005
15
hold up, is that a premiere!
May 25th 2005
16
i dont have a question but i wanna say something.
May 25th 2005
9
RE: What ? A DVD with no bonus video ?
May 25th 2005
10
speakin' of that damn dvd...
May 25th 2005
12
Best Buy on Broadway had copies yesterday. Try there.
May 25th 2005
13
Label_Guy said...
May 26th 2005
25
Thanks Bkyle the DVD was dope!!!
May 25th 2005
14
btw....
May 25th 2005
18
you should of used "the corner" performance from kanye west day
May 25th 2005
20
Mr B Kyle A, long time no see
May 25th 2005
22
How many Yankee hats do you own?
May 25th 2005
23
RE: Ask B. Kyle questions about the BE DVD here.
May 25th 2005
24

johnbook
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1. "An inquiry and a question"
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>2. Were you not able to plug into the soundboard at the St.
>Louis show? This is great footage but I think it suffered from
>the Roots TV 2 problem...feedback/echos in the live
>performance.

Not so much that, but to obtain a direct board recording which could have been synched up with the footage during post-production. A good portion of hip-hop videos suffer due to bad sound, and I think had it been from the board, I would've liked it better.

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Here's my question:

1) Is the bonus DVD a small hint of what may be coming in a bigger Common project?

I was going to complain about a few things, but to make a long story short, it felt too short and I would have liked to have seen more in-depth coverage of various things. However, I did like the balance between him being in the studio (the technical side) and him having a new fashion consultant (the image side). That worked for me.








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Ryan M
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3. "Syncing generally isnt a problem."
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All you need is a "slate"...be it clapping of the hands, or a snap, or whatever.

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11. "I'm not talking about syncing"
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Wed May-25-05 09:21 AM by johnbook

  

          

I used to do post-production work myself, but I mean, if the source of a board recording is in one place, and video which takes in audio from its own microphone(s), it's a simple matter of matching it up and that both are consistent with each other. If someone is running things completely digital (which of course makes it easier), it's a matter of doing a point comparison.


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2. "how many hours of footage you got of Com lookin @ himself?"
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lol

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4. "i like that stylist of com shes hot tell her to holla at me lol"
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naw but on the real....

when sway was asking com about badu......how she turned him out that shit was funny to me

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8. "She's Usher's stylist too"
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Seems like Comm is doing it real big.

He straight up wears Gucci, Dolce&Gabana, RyanKenny, Prada ... but I haven't peeped any Louis Vuitton. (He leaves that to me)

Holla

  

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5. "you left the MOST classic moment out mayne!!!!!"
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me and this fool (who can NEVER let you hear new shit unless he PREFORMS it for you while he blastin it)--riding in slick ass beverly hills in a 7 series--

playing me the jawn for the first time.

im blasting the shit outta this record.
he in the passenger seat acting like its the first song from his concert (you know how hype he can get)--

and to the left of us.

a big ass jeep pull up.

tinted windows...

rolls down...

fine ass YO-YO.....looking at us like we done lost our minds....

green light.

we aint move.


(beeeeep beeeeeeep beeeep beeeeep bneeeeeeeep neeeeeeeeeep eeeep beeeeeep!!!! MOVE IT!)

WE AINT MOVE SHIT.

too hillarious....come on B...

that coulda made the credits now!

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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BKyle
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7. "INTERNET!"
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There is going to be "plenty" of exclusive videos streamed on the internet.

Seeing Yo-Yo while blocking traffic was classic! I haven't even watched that tape yet. Logging has been a monster. I really need to get my Admin. Asst. to work. ~cracks whip~

Brian 'B.Kyle' Atkins

  

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21. "Drop me an email"
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Hit me back at mca@metconcepts.com

COMMON event was hotness... get at me when you get a chance.

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Breathe and it shall live
Love and it shall triumph
Give and it shall never be
lost... ever... - MarcArthur
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17. "Yo-Yo!!!!!!"
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Bring back the IBWC!!!


She was soooooooo sweet on this make-over show I saw her on a while back. She seems like real people.

I really want her to win.

It would be fresh to have her in a group with MC Lyte, with Ye on the beats! Them jawns still got it!

*goes back to listen to the "Keep On Pushing" joint from the Dangerous Ground soundtrack*

*ends uncharacteristic fanboy reverie here*

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19. "*Sold*"
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>me and this fool (who can NEVER let you hear new shit unless
>he PREFORMS it for you while he blastin it)--riding in slick
>ass beverly hills in a 7 series--
>
>playing me the jawn for the first time.
>
>im blasting the shit outta this record.
>he in the passenger seat acting like its the first song from
>his concert (you know how hype he can get)--
>
>and to the left of us.
>
>a big ass jeep pull up.
>
>tinted windows...
>
>rolls down...
>
>fine ass YO-YO.....looking at us like we done lost our
>minds....
>
>green light.
>
>we aint move.
>
>
>(beeeeep beeeeeeep beeeep beeeeep bneeeeeeeep neeeeeeeeeep
>eeeep beeeeeep!!!! MOVE IT!)
>
>WE AINT MOVE SHIT.
>
>too hillarious....come on B...
>
>that coulda made the credits now!

  

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6. "U know I will !"
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>...fantastic production man.

I truly thank you for your honest feedback sooo very much. I do. It means a lot for OKPs to type positivity on here. 'Hate' seems easier to type sometimes... lololol

>1. What camera did you shoot this with?

Canon GL2. On board microphone. Often shot with the wide angle lens for close-quarters to expand locations.

>2. Were you not able to plug into the soundboard at the St.
>Louis show?

Good insight, but the performances where recorded with the same camera the same way. The location of the Common show was in a club where the board wasn't mixing the sound (yuck!) and the ambient sound was bouncin' around a bit. The Roots joint was in a huge arena where the sound flowed from the speakers and didn't have anything to bounce off of.

>3. Is he addressing someone off camera?

Naaaw. Eye contact with students.

>4. Over what time period was this footage taken?

A few short months. The REAL question is how much time did the label give me to pull it together. Man. The bonus DVD has a fraction of what is going to come later. Doesn't even compare to the dopeness. It's gonna be a piece that covers unique material from a wiiiide time span. It will really be a masterfull piece.

Hope this helped.

Brian 'B.Kyle' Atkins

  

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Ryan M
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15. "Thanks man!"
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16. "hold up, is that a premiere!"
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>The bonus DVD has a
>fraction of what is going to come later. Doesn't even compare
>to the dopeness. It's gonna be a piece that covers unique
>material from a wiiiide time span. It will really be a
>masterfull piece.

will there be a com career documentary or something?
would be niiiiice. are you putting it together? good luck, man.
and don't forget some EC tour footage, i know you didn't tape
all that for nothing. lol

btw, the dvd is dope!

  

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9. "i dont have a question but i wanna say something."
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i thought the dvd was very well put together. ive purchased cds before with dvds that were not even half as good as this dvd. i appreciate it because it feels very planned out, and not like something that was thrown together in a couple weeks. i enjoyed watching it. thank you.

julie
dunnt

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10. "RE: What ? A DVD with no bonus video ?"
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No "Corners" nor "Go" video there; why ?

  

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12. "speakin' of that damn dvd..."
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..anyone who knows a store in the nyc/nj area that STILL has copies of that limited edition BE release w/dvd, please post it here

got a few peeps who are still tryin' to get their hands on it, and wanna show support for the album...


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13. "Best Buy on Broadway had copies yesterday. Try there."
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25. "Label_Guy said..."
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that Best Buy bought the bulk of the ones w/ the DVD, so it's more likely to find it there.
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14. "Thanks Bkyle the DVD was dope!!!"
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I really liked it very much, well edited and good shots fam... inbox for an adress PLEASE so I can get you a beat cd for future
ONE and thanks

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18. "btw...."
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The DVD is dope because it successfully documents an important artist telling his own story. Common will be acknowledged as a hip-hop heavyweight in the pantheon of the greats and the more that all his dimensions are put out there, the more secure that spot will be. Who else is going to do it right if the artist doesn't take the reins himself? It's not like he'll have a Behind The Music coming up soon.

Also, if any fence-sitting potential fans pick up this record off of a whim - thanks to what seems to be an effective promotional push - they'll definitely be hooked for the long run by the DVD.

This is really good to see.

Grown man music making an impact!

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20. "you should of used "the corner" performance from kanye west day"
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@ the HOB in chicago, it would've done it alot more justice than this goofy st. louis one.

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22. "Mr B Kyle A, long time no see"
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23. "How many Yankee hats do you own?"
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What size?

How often do you purchase new Yankee hats?

Where?

Do you prefer the traditional Yankee fitted hat by New Era or do you also own a variety of colors and styles?

Why the Yankees hat?

Do you actually like the New York Yankees?

Why did the batmobile catch a flat?

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24. "RE: Ask B. Kyle questions about the BE DVD here."
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Has Comm gone back on his Veganism?

I noticed he was wearing Leather Jacket's and shoes. Back during the EC days he would wear canvas shoes.

  

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