eltopo wrote:I think Common is a good actor
He's decent. I have yet to see him do a great role. He's no Will Smith.
The second listen went better, but I fell asleep before finishing the album. I actually warmed up to NoID's beats a bit more. Some tracks are dumb as shit (Sweet, Celebrate) but other tracks are bangers (Ghetto Dreams) and there are some really solid hip hop tracks (The Dreamer, Raw). The song Blue Sky is something else though. I know Com's been experimenting here and there on tracks since Like Water for Chocolate, but this is the neatest Common track in a while. Sometimes I'm not loving the lyrics though, and I often find myself saying "aww, c'mon, that was so easy."
This is the first Common album produced entirely by NoID since One Day It'll All Make Sense and it's a complete departure from that. It has a really commercial sound. It's not horrible at all though.