Monday, May 09, 2016

DJ Soul "Common: Time Travelin" (Mixtape)

In 2011, in advance of Common's release of "The Dreamer, The Believer," DJ Soul and OkayPlayer joined forces to release this quality mix. It features a variety of rarities, remixes and lots of classic cuts from Common's back catalog. At some point, fans are going to have to give this Chicago MC his flowers, because he's had an incredible career: in and out of music. Yes, he's had a miss or two, but he comes back strong every time, so I except no less on "The Dreamer, The Believer." He's an album-based artist with deep roots in all the elements in the culture of Hip-Hop. Whether he's been tested to produce a hit, showcase his skills lyrically in battle, b-boy, act, or even freestyle, he's stood tall. I've seen him at the biggest award shows and right home at Fat Beats, you gotta support that. The fact that some of you don't kinda bugs me, focussing on all the wrong shit, lol.