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This Is Me Then: The Best Of Common Explicit Lyrics

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The Dreamer, The Believer

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 (4 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: SonyBMG
  • ASIN: B000XCZC2G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,215 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Take It EZ [Explicit] 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Breaker 1/9 [Explicit] 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Soul By The Pound [Explicit] 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Charms Alarm [Explicit] 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Heidi Hoe [Explicit] 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Used to Love H.E.R. (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Book Of Life [Explicit] 5:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Resurrection [Explicit] 3:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Thisisme [Explicit] 4:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Retrospect For Life (Featuring Lauryn Hill) (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Reminding Me (Of Sef) (Featuring Chantay Savage) (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. All Night Long (Featuring Erykah Badu) (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. G.O.D. (Gaining One's Definition) Featuring Ce-Lo [Explicit] 4:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Stolen Moments (Intro and Outro by Q-Tip) (Album Version) [Explicit] 2:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. High Expectations (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:150.99  Buy MP3 

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By L. Doubell on 5 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
I bought this for my husband for his birthday and he hasn't stopped playing it so I am guessing he really likes it! He has also now bought some of Common's other albulms based on how good this one was.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Think about what he's pitching. 27 Dec 2007
By J. Venne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is Common before he started getting really popular. That's why all his newer tracks are not included. I mean seriously, what's the CD title? It's "Thisisme Then" as in before. Think about it. He wants his newer, possibly younger fans who are just recently starting to grace their ears with his beautiful music to hear his classics. To hear what he sounded like RAW before he was gradually poured into the mainstream. This is good for the newer Common fans, but this does NOT at all make up for all his older albums. Buy this and then decide if you want to buy them all seperate. Ressurection and LW4C are definite must-buys. The only big complaint I have for this album, is that is doesn't include "Chapter 13 (Rich Man Vs. Poor Man)" Damn, what a good track. Theres also a handful of other Ressurection songs that could definitely be on here. On the whole like I said, it's good for the newer less experienced Common fan.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
He Used To Love H.E.R. {and still does} (Rating: 8 out of 10- -4.0 stars) 10 Jan 2008
By Chandler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
First of all, for starters, this is Common (Sense) when he was on Relativity Records, which showcases hits from his first three albums: Can I Borrow a Dollar?, Resurrection, and One Day It'll All Make Sense before he switched labels. Most of these songs here were his hit singles back in the early-mid 90's (as far as I'm aware of). Songs like "Take It EZ" and "Heidi Hoe" showed the young female chasing B-Boy of him. With "I Used To Love H.E.R.", "Thisisme", Gaining One's Definition", and "All Night Long" showed the introspective side of him (something people are used to him hearing). The album closes off with "High Expectations" which appeared on the Soul In The Hole: Original Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Sountrack.

Like everyone who runs into these greatest hits albums, we have our own personal prefrence of what should be on the album. Tracks like "The ***** In Yoo" (fellow diss to Ice Cube), "Soul By The Pound (Remix)" and a few b-sides could have made their way on to this album. And I personally don't see why "Stolen Moments III" (which is part of a story) is on here, as it seems out of place. The overall album is worth owning. Especially for those people who don't listen to rap/hip hop except for Common and other related artists should check this out to see how much he has grown from 1992. Most heads already have all of his albums, and shouldn't have to worry about this. Peace!

Please Note track #3 is "Soul By The Pound"

Lyrics: A
Production: A
Guest Appearances: A
Musical Vibes: A-

Top 5 Tracks:
1. All Night Long (featuring Lauryn Hill) {personal favorite}
2. High Expectations
3. Take It EZ (featuring No ID)
4. I Used To Love H.E.R.
5. G.O.D. (Gaining One's Definition) (featuring Cee-Lo)
Got The Explicit Version 9 May 2014
By Anthony Gonzalez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I received the explicit version instead of the clean version, I'm very dissapointed, I bet I bet that The album is very good though.
A true artist in smooth intelegent hip hop 26 Sep 2011
By AMSR - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Not often can we associate the word smooth to Rap or Hip Hop, but here's an artist who can intertwine the two with no problem!
Common's the man when it comes to Intelegent inner city Hip Hop, keeping his lyrics real and in check (NOT DISGUSTING US WITH VULGAR DEGRADING RYMES) relating to women, or the Culture in general.
A lot of us ol' skoolers can appreciate his message, and how as he's aged his artistry is even more appealing and respected universally.
The Common we already knew. 16 Nov 2008
By Casey W. Newman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This compliation shows just how talented Common really is and how he is able to make some of the best underground hip hop songs.
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