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label_guy
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"Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
Wed Aug-08-07 01:22 PM by okpdan

          

Thanx to all those who helped make Common's 7th album his first #1 debut overall!

(post jack, sorry LG)

***PRESS RELEASE***

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN: RAP ARTIST COMMON ACHIEVES FIRST CAREER #1 ON BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART WITH FINDING FOREVER

Santa Monica, CA August 8, 2007 – On his 7th album, Finding Forever, Grammy winning rap superstar Common hits the jackpot, scoring his first career #1 on the Billboard Album Chart.

The G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen Records album scanned 155,329 in its first week, 32,187 more than the next best selling title. Common’s previous best ranking on the chart was #2 for 2005’s BE. Like BE, Finding Forever has fellow Chicagoan Kanye West in the role as executive producer. Guest artists on the album include West, Lily Allen, will.i.am, D’Angelo, and Gang Starr’s DJ Premier. Along with production by West; will.i.am and the late Detroit legend J. Dilla (So Far To Go) produce tracks.

What’s extraordinary about the best selling Finding Forever is that it was truly the people who made Common #1. With songs and an album that have received critical acclaim and consumer interest, Common’s music has not yet penetrated mainstream commercial radio. Those who bought the album bought it for the artist and his brand, not a particular song. Very few artists make the connection with the public as Common does. As his hometown paper Chicago Tribune wrote, “Common has become the rarest of pop success stories: a mainstream hip-hop artist who projects a mature, compassionate image and thrives on thoughtful, soul-fired albums designed for repeated listening rather than short-lived singles.”

Common is an anomaly, who thrives with the multi-impressions he gets outside the traditional hip hop avenues from his Gap television commercial a few months back to him being the face of Converse’s (Product) Red campaign to his album being carried at Starbucks as well as him playing and doing a very successful album signing at a Starbucks in Santa Monica, which according to the Fire Marshal drew over 1,500 people. On-line Common has been everywhere. Finding Forever and Common have been the main featured title at iTunes, and was featured with Verizon, to currently being Artist of the Month at Microsoft Windows Media, to performing for Live Sets on Yahoo! and AOL’s “Sixteen Bars” and the album previewed with MTV.com’s The Leak.

In the press, which has always been with Common from his 1992 debut Can I Borrow a Dollar? through 2000’s acclaimed Like Water for Chocolate and 2005’s multi-Grammy-nominated BE, Common is often cited as one of the best observers and masters of wordplay in rap history and critics believe that Finding Forever continues that legacy. In a stellar review XXL wrote: “Common makes timeless hip-hop seem easy.” Both People and USA Today bestowed their highest rankings on the album. Rolling Stone wrote, “…his ear grabbing command stands up to almost any MC out there.” And for the first time in his career Common graces the cover of the Source in their August 2007 issue. In the last few months Billboard, Ebony, and Uptown magazine have put him on their cover.

On top of his music success Common has recently launched a burgeoning acting career with roles in Smokin’ Aces with Jeremy Piven as well as the soon-to-be released American Gangster with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington as well as filming both Wanted with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman and The Night Watchman with Keanu Reaves and Forest Whitaker.

There are very few artists who consistently deliver such thought provoking cutting edge material who are accepted by the mainstream as Common. The chart topping may have signaled a new era in not just hip hop but in credible music overall, and Common and his fans have led the charge to this era.

LG
Mark 11:24
Isaiah 54:17

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
*throws confetti*
Aug 07th 2007
1
WOO!
Aug 07th 2007
2
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Aug 07th 2007
11
      there is nothing i could type that could express my joy right now.
Aug 07th 2007
21
           You deserve this. Oh, and Common, too.
Aug 07th 2007
24
                i'd like to think my 97 million common videos and nerdery helped out.
Aug 07th 2007
25
congrats!
Aug 07th 2007
3
Its been a LONG TIME coming. God Bless.
Aug 07th 2007
4
A change Has cooooommmmmmmmmeeee! (c) Sam Cooke
Aug 09th 2007
54
CONGRATULATIONS COMMON!!!!
Aug 07th 2007
5
Congrats, Com!
Aug 07th 2007
6
LMFFAO @ 'P.S. I Helped.'
Aug 07th 2007
27
Awesome
Aug 07th 2007
7
good news.
Aug 07th 2007
8
officially what did he sell first week?
Aug 07th 2007
9
who cares. real hip hop wins. FINALLY.
Aug 07th 2007
10
      well, i do. and i bet common does. and his label
Aug 07th 2007
12
           RE: well, i do. and i bet common does. and his label
Aug 07th 2007
13
                cool. thanks
Aug 07th 2007
14
                nice.
Aug 07th 2007
15
                In '07, that's almost like the equivalent of Com doin' Fugee numbers.
Aug 07th 2007
19
thaaat'sfuckinCRAAAZY!
Aug 07th 2007
16
Even though I dont really like the album, good for Common
Aug 07th 2007
17
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 07th 2007
18
nice
Aug 07th 2007
20
Continuing my Common Stannery, he jumps to 2,666,333 plays on last.fm
Aug 07th 2007
22
dope. n/m
Aug 07th 2007
23
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 07th 2007
26
1993, a young boy walks into a record store on the Eastside of Indianapo...
Aug 07th 2007
28
      ^^This was absolutely great, and reminds me of my hunt for Resurrection.
Aug 07th 2007
31
      the days of yesteryear.
Aug 08th 2007
36
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 07th 2007
29
feel better now?
Aug 07th 2007
30
Forever beats Now n/m
Aug 07th 2007
32
Common should be proud of himself.
Aug 08th 2007
33
finally
Aug 08th 2007
34
this is so fucking beautiful.
Aug 08th 2007
35
RE: this is so fucking beautiful.
Aug 08th 2007
37
amen!!!
Aug 08th 2007
38
Today is a good day @ Comm's old buddy
Aug 08th 2007
39
congrats
Aug 08th 2007
40
congratulations Com!
Aug 08th 2007
41
CHI TOWN, STAND UP!
Aug 08th 2007
42
Way to go! n/m
Aug 08th 2007
43
DAMN RIGHT it's #1
Aug 08th 2007
44
well deserved, good shit!
Aug 08th 2007
45
that is wonderful
Aug 08th 2007
46
Some of the best news I have heard this summer
Aug 08th 2007
47
I haven't even heard the album yet, so it's that good, huh? n/m
Aug 08th 2007
48
Anyone? n/m
Aug 13th 2007
85
87th!
Aug 08th 2007
49
congrats
Aug 08th 2007
50
Congrats, Com. Well deserved, dog.
Aug 09th 2007
51
Well damn....
Aug 09th 2007
52
Congrats
Aug 09th 2007
53
YOU THE MAN RASHEED!!
Aug 09th 2007
55
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 09th 2007
56
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 09th 2007
57
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 09th 2007
58
Good going Rasheed. #1 the right way.
Aug 09th 2007
59
congrats, com....
Aug 09th 2007
60
!
Aug 09th 2007
61
"No Matter what, the people gon' see me" - The People
Aug 09th 2007
62
Aug 10th 2007
70
yay!
Aug 09th 2007
63
Congratulations C O Double M O N, but let's not forget
Aug 09th 2007
64
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 09th 2007
65
Hiphop hurray!!!!!
Aug 09th 2007
66
finally!
Aug 09th 2007
67
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 09th 2007
68
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 10th 2007
69
well deserved
Aug 10th 2007
71
It's been a long time coming...
Aug 10th 2007
72
^
Aug 10th 2007
73
CNN.. WTF?
Aug 10th 2007
74
they must be
Aug 11th 2007
76
korn has a bigger name for themselves than common
Aug 11th 2007
77
Woo hoo! (n/m)
Aug 11th 2007
75
RE: Woo hoo! (n/m)
Aug 11th 2007
78
Yeeeeaaah,thats hittin
Aug 11th 2007
79
mazel tov!
Aug 12th 2007
80
congrats!
Aug 12th 2007
81
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 13th 2007
82
Thanks.....
Aug 13th 2007
83
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 13th 2007
84
it stays sold out at my target
Aug 13th 2007
86
RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country
Aug 15th 2007
87
CONGRATS!!!!
Jan 02nd 2010
88
Hahahahaha, 2.5 years later.
Jan 02nd 2010
89
dope
Jan 09th 2010
90

JusSoYaKno
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1. "*throws confetti*"
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2. "WOO!"
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Nat Mystic's going to nerdgasm all over this post.

  

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11. "HAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
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a comgasm

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Natural Mystic
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21. "there is nothing i could type that could express my joy right now."
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real talk.
ive been waiting for this day for a long time.
seriously.
it feels like *I* won or something.




oh yeah.
and FUCK YOU GUYS!!!
lol.


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ActWon
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24. "You deserve this. Oh, and Common, too."
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>ive been waiting for this day for a long time.
>seriously.
>it feels like *I* won or something.

  

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Natural Mystic
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25. "i'd like to think my 97 million common videos and nerdery helped out."
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tons of people who've never seen common live in all different parts of the world really do appreciate that shit.


whatever i can do to move the movement.
lol




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3. "congrats!"
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glad to see com at the top. this is very encouraging as a long-time fan of that camp.

*fist pump*

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4. "Its been a LONG TIME coming. God Bless."
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54. "A change Has cooooommmmmmmmmeeee! (c) Sam Cooke"
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Yeah boy! (c) Flav
It's about time Cornbread got his shine on. I've seen a few of your vids. Good shit.

  

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5. "CONGRATULATIONS COMMON!!!!"
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you GO nigga!

  

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6. "Congrats, Com!"
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PS. I helped

  

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27. "LMFFAO @ 'P.S. I Helped.'"
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HAHAHAH!!!!



i love it.

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7. "Awesome"
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Good for you Common!! Stay there for as long as you can

Show me what you got and I'll show you what you need

  

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8. "good news."
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9. "officially what did he sell first week?"
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Natural Mystic
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10. "who cares. real hip hop wins. FINALLY."
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*blows you kisses*


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12. "well, i do. and i bet common does. and his label"
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and label guy. and common's father. and also john legner (he's a fan from ohio) lol.

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13. "RE: well, i do. and i bet common does. and his label"
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157,216 units. estimated.

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14. "cool. thanks"
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15. "nice."
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19. "In '07, that's almost like the equivalent of Com doin' Fugee numbers."
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R-E-A-D-A-B-O-OKAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!

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16. "thaaat'sfuckinCRAAAZY!"
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who would've thought that we'd have an artist like common up there in the mainstream popular music world, getting people to listen to his sound and still making great art. he's one of a very few. good work.

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Wordup
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17. "Even though I dont really like the album, good for Common"
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He dropped LWFC and Electric Circus, so good for him.

  

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18. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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That's great!!! It is also well-deserved.

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20. "nice"
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-T
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Natural Mystic
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22. "Continuing my Common Stannery, he jumps to 2,666,333 plays on last.fm"
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Tue Aug-07-07 08:53 PM by Natural Mystic

          


from 2,012,036 plays the week before FF dropped.

http://www.last.fm/music/Common

that means his shit got played more than 600K times.
beautiful thing man.
FINALLY.





FUCKING FINALLY.


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23. "dope. n/m"
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"Fuck gettin money, for real, get freedom"-Black Thought

"I already peeped your verse before you said it, I scan the wack shit with the power of telekinetics"-Pharoahe Monch

Keep it extra gully

  

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26. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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definitely a good look.

My faith has been somewhat restored in the record-buying public!

Hip Hop Hooray, ho, hey...lol!

Congrats to Common & all his cohorts & staff...it's been a long time coming, and well-deserved too.

  

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28. "1993, a young boy walks into a record store on the Eastside of Indianapo..."
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Me:"You got Common Sense?"

HUH!! *looking offended*

Me: "The rapper...Common Sense"

*puzzled look*

Me:"He did that song "Soul By The Pound"

I don't know what that is

Me: "They play in on The Box all the time"

*blank look*

Me: He's from Chicago

*disgusted*...Naw, we got Snoop tho...





Its been a looooooong wait, yo


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Natural Mystic
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31. "^^This was absolutely great, and reminds me of my hunt for Resurrection."
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long time comin fam.


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36. "the days of yesteryear."
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It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

  

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rapitt
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29. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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sellin out never sounded sweeter

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30. "feel better now?"
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32. "Forever beats Now n/m"
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peace
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Yadgyu
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33. "Common should be proud of himself."
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All of you other OkayArtists, take notes!

  

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34. "finally"
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congrats, common.

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35. "this is so fucking beautiful."
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y'all dont even understand. i'm almost teary.

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

  

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37. "RE: this is so fucking beautiful."
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It's good that Common finally reached commercial recognition. I just hope he won't become lazy on the mic, which you can already hear a little bit on Finding Forever. I also hope Common will put his music forward again and let Kanye West behind him. Finding Forever is a dissapointment for me, but it's still a good album. All the beats kanye produces are just not good and even Common doesn't come as hard as he always do, but I can forgive him for that.

  

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38. "amen!!!"
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check the resume

organix-93
(from the ground up)-94
do you want more?!!???!-95
illadelph halflife-96
things fall apart-99
(the legendary)-99
the roots come alive-99
phrenology-2002
the tipping point-2004
(the roots present...) 2004
homegrown: the beginne

  

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SerReal
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39. "Today is a good day @ Comm's old buddy"
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budz4zo
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40. "congrats"
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that is all

  

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Wordman
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41. "congratulations Com!"
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Been following your music since "I Used To Love H.E.R.", glad you did it.

"Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which has been given for you to understand." Saul Williams

  

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42. "CHI TOWN, STAND UP!"
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Congrats to Common (and Kanye).
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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43. "Way to go! n/m"
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44. "DAMN RIGHT it's #1"
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45. "well deserved, good shit!"
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46. "that is wonderful"
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congrats to com for this is long deserved.
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47. "Some of the best news I have heard this summer"
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much love....

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48. "I haven't even heard the album yet, so it's that good, huh? n/m"
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JOHN BOOK'S MYSPACE
http://www.myspace.com/crutmusic

THE RUN-OFF GROOVE
http://www.musicforamerica.org/node/114377

BOOK'S MUSIC Podcast
http://booksmusic.podomatic.com/

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/index.php?vst=45730

  

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85. "Anyone? n/m"
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JOHN BOOK'S MYSPACE
http://www.myspace.com/crutmusic

THE RUN-OFF GROOVE
http://www.musicforamerica.org/node/114377

BOOK'S MUSIC Podcast
http://booksmusic.podomatic.com/

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/index.php?vst=45730

  

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westloop
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49. "87th!"
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*motherfuckershit*

  

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legendary9
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50. "congrats"
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well deserved.

  

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bski
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51. "Congrats, Com. Well deserved, dog."
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http://www.myspace.com/livesociety

  

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KJfunkin
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52. "Well damn...."
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it's about time!! That's great news...
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53. "Congrats"
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Shouldn't have taken this long...Thanks for consistently making great music!

  

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CLEEZY
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55. "YOU THE MAN RASHEED!!"
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Well deserved brotha...keep up the good work!

================================================================


R.I.P. JAMES YANCEY aka J-DILLA aka JAY DEE (1974-2006)

"TO MC REQUIRES SKILLS, I DEMAND SOME SHOWN"...(BLACK THOUGHT)

"....BITCHES!!"...(PHONTE)

  

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froTIZelfashizel
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56. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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MUCH CONGRATS! Next up...TALIB!

  

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Tuff_gong
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57. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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Sweet. Com definitely deserves this. It goes to show that good hip-hop can sell too. I hope the higher ups take notes. Com's still got it! Celebrate now because the mainstream machine will replace Com with just another shallow artist who will sell more than they should. He's number 1 and competition is none!

  

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58. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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Yes!! It's good to see real artists get rewarded.

Sites that I contribute to:

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59. "Good going Rasheed. #1 the right way."
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wonluv
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60. "congrats, com...."
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keep shining for the southside....repping hard!!!!!

~sicknature~ My financial skills/discipline need Jesus. -J-Skivvy

****We need more Pharoahe Monch!!!****

  

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61. "!"
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_____________________
puttin' the roota in the toota since 98'

  

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Canela74
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62. ""No Matter what, the people gon' see me" - The People"
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Congratulations! Maybe we should also be celebrating for the kids out there listening too.

"Arrest the President" (c) Intelligent Hoodlum a/k/a Tragedy Khadafi
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____

#1.

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http://www.youtube.com/EmpressEricka

  

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MizClayton
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63. "yay!"
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Flashywordz
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64. "Congratulations C O Double M O N, but let's not forget"
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How about a round of applause for all the producers and collaborators who put their work into Common's newest album?
Even if he did make it to #1 without them, it wouldn't be the Finding Forever that we know.

Flashy wordz make the world turn but it don't turn right.
I do it because it gives me a sort of peace-of-mind..
and for the love
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OUSMALLZ
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65. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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Freakin' outstanding. Can't express enough how happy i am for him and his music. Cot damn!!!!!!!!!!!

  

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peteyluv
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66. "Hiphop hurray!!!!!"
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>Thanx to all those who helped make Common's 7th album his
>first #1 debut overall!
>
>(post jack, sorry LG)
>
>***PRESS RELEASE***
>
>THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN: RAP ARTIST COMMON ACHIEVES FIRST
>CAREER #1 ON BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART WITH FINDING FOREVER
>
>Santa Monica, CA August 8, 2007 – On his 7th album, Finding
>Forever, Grammy winning rap superstar Common hits the jackpot,
>scoring his first career #1 on the Billboard Album Chart.
>
>The G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen Records album scanned 155,329 in its
>first week, 32,187 more than the next best selling title.
>Common’s previous best ranking on the chart was #2 for 2005’s
>BE. Like BE, Finding Forever has fellow Chicagoan Kanye West
>in the role as executive producer. Guest artists on the album
>include West, Lily Allen, will.i.am, D’Angelo, and Gang
>Starr’s DJ Premier. Along with production by West; will.i.am
>and the late Detroit legend J. Dilla (So Far To Go) produce
>tracks.
>
>What’s extraordinary about the best selling Finding Forever is
>that it was truly the people who made Common #1. With songs
>and an album that have received critical acclaim and consumer
>interest, Common’s music has not yet penetrated mainstream
>commercial radio. Those who bought the album bought it for the
>artist and his brand, not a particular song. Very few artists
>make the connection with the public as Common does. As his
>hometown paper Chicago Tribune wrote, “Common has become the
>rarest of pop success stories: a mainstream hip-hop artist who
>projects a mature, compassionate image and thrives on
>thoughtful, soul-fired albums designed for repeated listening
>rather than short-lived singles.”
>
>Common is an anomaly, who thrives with the multi-impressions
>he gets outside the traditional hip hop avenues from his Gap
>television commercial a few months back to him being the face
>of Converse’s (Product) Red campaign to his album being
>carried at Starbucks as well as him playing and doing a very
>successful album signing at a Starbucks in Santa Monica, which
>according to the Fire Marshal drew over 1,500 people. On-line
>Common has been everywhere. Finding Forever and Common have
>been the main featured title at iTunes, and was featured with
>Verizon, to currently being Artist of the Month at Microsoft
>Windows Media, to performing for Live Sets on Yahoo! and AOL’s
>“Sixteen Bars” and the album previewed with MTV.com’s The
>Leak.
>
>In the press, which has always been with Common from his 1992
>debut Can I Borrow a Dollar? through 2000’s acclaimed Like
>Water for Chocolate and 2005’s multi-Grammy-nominated BE,
>Common is often cited as one of the best observers and
>masters of wordplay in rap history and critics believe that
>Finding Forever continues that legacy. In a stellar review XXL
>wrote: “Common makes timeless hip-hop seem easy.” Both People
>and USA Today bestowed their highest rankings on the album.
>Rolling Stone wrote, “…his ear grabbing command stands up to
>almost any MC out there.” And for the first time in his career
>Common graces the cover of the Source in their August 2007
>issue. In the last few months Billboard, Ebony, and Uptown
>magazine have put him on their cover.
>
>On top of his music success Common has recently launched a
>burgeoning acting career with roles in Smokin’ Aces with
>Jeremy Piven as well as the soon-to-be released American
>Gangster with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington as well as
>filming both Wanted with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman and
>The Night Watchman with Keanu Reaves and Forest Whitaker.
>
>There are very few artists who consistently deliver such
>thought provoking cutting edge material who are accepted by
>the mainstream as Common. The chart topping may have signaled
>a new era in not just hip hop but in credible music overall,
>and Common and his fans have led the charge to this era.
>

Peteyluv

  

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67. "finally!"
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a good look for hip-hop

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TONY_2_NYCE
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68. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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This calls for a celebration, all kangol/knitted hat wearing mofo's must march down to times square and demand a re-count on that hottest MC list!

"You Kids better buy my rookie card now, cuz after this year the price ain't going down"- Mos Def

  

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aliehihu
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69. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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congrats on not only placing first but still having a successful career. There are a many other rappers who have come and gone but you've lasted! it's been a slow rise (mind you, this is coming from someone who's been a fan since the 2nd album, "Resurrection," and wanted you to recieve mainstream success years ago) but fame and success elude you no more. I'm happy for you and i hope that you are happy too. There can be nothing more rewarding than earning a living doing what you love and the people certainly love what you do. continued success to you, man.

  

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71. "well deserved"
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...album is dope start to finish...reminds me of LWFC

"yes, sometimes my rhymes are sexist, but you lovely bitches and hos should know i'm tryin to correct it"- hiphopopotamus

  

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Khalil19
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72. "It's been a long time coming..."
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There isn't one Okayartist who deserves it more than Common. He's the people's champ!!!!







You don't impress me!!

  

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73. "^"
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____

#1.

http://www.last.fm/user/empressericka
http://www.youtube.com/EmpressEricka

  

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thediceoflife
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74. "CNN.. WTF?"
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Instead of mentioning Common at #1, the headline on their entertainment page is about Korn's new album debuting at #2..

http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/

alternate link: http://www.turnto23.com/news/13861192/detail.html

WTF IS THAT SHIT?

  

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G.Bucksta
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76. "they must be"
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on some fox news shit.

  

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58impala
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77. "korn has a bigger name for themselves than common"
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MapleHutt
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75. "Woo hoo! (n/m)"
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ClizVA
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78. "RE: Woo hoo! (n/m)"
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Incredible...


*stomps on young chris, young berg, rich boy and all the clones on the way to the top....

do your thing

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RIP Sean Taylor 21 * My favorite Skin

"These simpletons they mentionin is synonym for feminine."

WVU

  

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79. "Yeeeeaaah,thats hittin"
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Congrats joe...Keep openin those folks eyss

R.I.P. #21

http://twitter.com/bigbthreethree

I still Luv HER
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80. "mazel tov!"
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asw

  

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81. "congrats!"
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congrats to common and everybody involved!!

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www.myspace.com/yoyocuts
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82. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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Big ups to Common.As well as all those who made the album number 1.I'm a 30 yr old South African who was introduced to Common by a friend about 10 years ago and have never looked back since.I haven't heard the new album yet as it will only be available in stores here at the end of the month.However, radio stations here have been playing 'A dream' for quite a while now and the otha day I heard 'So far to go' and 'The Game' and I must say I was highly impressed.I've hinted to my girlfriend that I'd like to get a copy of the album and yesterday I couldn't help but notice she was on okayplayer.com.Since my birthday is coming up later this month,I hope and pray she was ordering the Finding Forever copy online.Thanks to Common and all otha Hip Hop and Soul artists (Mos Def,The Roots,Slum Village,Talib,Guru,D'Angelo,Bilal,Musiq,Jill Scott,Bilal,Floetry,Jeff Townes et al) who continue to inspire us through their music and thought provoking lyrics.

Growing up in the townships of Mzansi (Township slang for South Africa) with the high unemployment rate,crime and drug situation one could have easily swayed off the rails but your music helped me to stay focused and on top of my game. I must say, my favourite Common recordings of all time are 'The Light' and most recently 'Its you world' and 'Love is' from 'Be'.One question for all artists I have mentioned...When are ya'll coming down here? We've had Buster, Kanye, JayZ and Snoop and they all kicked butt.

God Bless Common (If heaven had a height/You would be that tall)
God Bless Africa.God Bless all ya'll reading this.One Love
R.I.P Dilla
R.I.P Steve Biko
R.I.P Bob Marley

Thapelo aka Thap's

  

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NotYaAvgSista
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83. "Thanks....."
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for a real album Com! It's about time with that #1!

"...an' every now and then you have to ask yourself do you really wanna win or just look good losing?"

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Badu: New Amerykah
Little Brother: Get Back
Radiohead: In Rainbows

  

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BlackZ
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84. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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Damn..The brotha had to wait 'till his mid 30's to get his much deserved fame.

  

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justin_scott
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86. "it stays sold out at my target"
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2 weeks, number one. come on

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87. "RE: Finding Forever is officially the #1 album in the country"
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

...I'm from harlem, the North-Side of Manhattan / We knock niggas out and make 'em bounce like Ricky Hatton - Immortal Technique

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thegodcam
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88. "CONGRATS!!!!"
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Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes, and at the end the Germans always win
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Brew
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89. "Hahahahaha, 2.5 years later."
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This made me laugh loud.

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90. "dope"
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