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The Dreamer, The Believer [Explicit Lyrics]

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COMMON means business. After twenty years in the spotlight, COMMON is at the top of his game: starring roles in film and television, a bestselling memoir, humanitarian efforts through his Common Ground Foundation. Now with the December release of his hotly-anticipated ninth album, The Dreamer, The Believer, he’s poised to make us believe in real ... Read more in Amazon's Common Store

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  • Audio CD (19 Dec 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: WARNER BROS
  • ASIN: B005P78UCI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,087 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  3. Blue Sky 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Raw (How You Like It) 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Cloth 4:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Celebrate 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Windows 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Believer (Feat. John Legend) 3:430.99  Buy MP3 
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The Dreamer, The Believer sees Common reunited with No ID, his childhood friend who also produced most of the tracks on his first three albums Can I Borrow A Dollar? (1992), Resurrection (1994) and One Day It’ll All Make Sense (1997). The duo’s work together gives the album an organic sound rare to find in this era of overproduction. Dipped in soul and funk grooves with hard-hitting beats and hard-spitting flows, The Dreamer, The Believer sets a course for hip-hop’s future without ever forgetting its past. Featuring vocals by John Legend, ‘The Believer’ is a musical reimagining of the lyrics Common controversially recited before the President and Mrs. Obama at a White House poetry slam in May 2011. The song is a call to conscience and community, and like the other title track ‘The Dreamer’, it’s a song of celebration. Together, the two songs show the natural progression and expansion of an artist who always finds a way to blend consciousness with cool. Other highlights of the album include ‘Ghetto Dreams’, a fantasy of everyday life from a ‘hood perspective on which Common trades verses with Nas, and ‘Blue Sky’, a celebration of how far he’s come and what’s yet to follow.

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5.0 out of 5 stars ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!! 21 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Incredible album, every song is a 10 from start to finish. You can literally play every song without skipping any of it. The production is incredible too. Thank you Common! Hip Hop is definitely alive. Best Hip Hop album I've heard and bought in years. I'm gonna go back and repeat the entire album for the 3rd time in a row. Peace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Used To Love H.E.R. 15 Feb 2012
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Common is one of the most consistent MC's in the game.

He's unafraid to experiment. He's unafraid of going against the grain. And he's delivered yet another classic.

To me, his peak was 'Resurrection' in 1994, the DJ Premier-helmed joint that included the golden age classic 'I Used To Love H.E.R.' with its clever hip-hop history theme. Second to this was his lavish, soul-infused 'Like Water For Chocolate' from 2000.

I would, however, add this new set 'The Dreamer, The Believer' not far behind. It's in the same league as 'Be' and 'Finding Forever'.

With quality beats throughout from Chi-town legend No-ID, the opening cut 'The Dreamer' along with the bangin' Nas duet 'Ghetto Dreams' set the bar extremely high. And the rest of the set does not dissapoint.

Agreed, there are no out-the-box hits for either radio, club or the pop charts. But, as any real fans know, that far from means this isn't a hot album.

My only criticism is the album is so short. I know the adage of quality over quantity, but just as you are really getting into it, it is suddenly over. But that's actually just because it is so good, you want more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good album 25 Jun 2013
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A really good album, common is always good, fresh style, cool and intelligent lyrics, slick Hip Hop that is for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New 31 Mar 2013
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I recomend this to everyone.good quality and I love this album, is the best album so far. thank you for this ..
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