The Dreamer/The Believer - Common
Posted on 11:52am Wednesday 21st Dec 2011
Poet, Author, Model, Actor and Hip Hop Artist, Common’s 9th studio album, The Dreamer/The Believer dropped yesterday. Common is an artist known for his prolific lyricism, and is placed under the umbrella of “conscience rappers” as he tends not to rap about materialistic things which most other rappers do, giving hip hop a bad name. This is one of the reasons why he is the only hip hop artist to ever be asked to the white house, although this caused a controversy as many Americans, particularly from New Jersey, believed that it was inappropriate for Obama to invite him due to his lyrical content.
People who say this have obviously not spent time listening to the real Common. His Common Ground Foundation, has multiple charities which reach out to children suffering from poverty. Anyone who doubts Common or even hip hop music as a whole, should listen to: Common – The People, and Common – The Light, two old songs which still get played today.
His album The Dreamer/The Believer, is a great album, living up to the high expectations of his fan base. He mixes his laid back style up quite well too, as he attacked the new generation of Hip Hop in Sweet, showing his South Side of Chicago upbringing. Although he shows his lyrical intelligence in Blue Sky, whilst also placing an artistic touch in The Dreamer, putting a poetic verse from Maya Angleou in it.