COMMON / “A Real Common Mixtape”

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Q Says:
June 8th, 2009 at 9:52 am

Something about “A Real Common Mixtape” reads like a Real Common MISTAKE, LOL! The Jazz mixes are cool. Who’d a thought that Common’s body of work (outside of his work with Roy Hargrove and Omar Lye-Fook) had some Jazz depth.

As an artist, I like about 50% of his work. It is not that his lyrics aren’t positive, for some reason, above the “groove” the subject matter isn’t compelling.

Q Says:
June 8th, 2009 at 10:51 am

Indigo Jam is hot, have they done any other remixes? — I wonder if Common could’ve enjoyed more commercial widespread success with them. “Come Close” is THE BEST and unlike anything I’ve ever heard! It almost sounds like it could’ve been live — multilayered musically, instrumentally, vocally, etc. You should do an article on them.
26:54 – 33:09 (since I can’t rewind the track LOL!)

“I Used To Love H.E.R.” is a good second.

On a non Indigo Jam scale “I Used To Love H.E.R. (Look Of Love remix)” – Statik Selektah And Q-Tip featuring J Dilla is pretty good too.

On a technical note, as much I “enjoy” the mixtapes, this case proved somewhat difficult in distinguishing some of the tracks. You guys used to put time signatures. I think that helps because while you both know the tracks, us novice listeners may not know them. In this case track 10 contains the original and a remix, but it had me listening hard trying to find the beginning/end of the tracks.

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