Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Common – Ghetto Dreams Ft. Nas

FT Rating: 9.5/10

By far two of my favorite hip-hop artists of all time. The lyricism of these two is absolutely unbelievable. Jumping on an old school rift with a little DJ mix and a simple hook. This is hip-hop.

"Had explicit experiences that I shouldn't mention, for me getting women turned from sport to addiction, powerful women playing roles of submission, lawyers on leashes, congresswomen inflicting, pain onto my game, wondered if Im sadistic, they liked it, they diked it, devices, twisted, till I get a nice chick to get me on some nice shit, crib, raising kids, slap a door behind a white fence..."

The rhyme scheme. The flow. The delivery. All new hip-hop artists should be forced to study this. Not a club banger with super heavy bass and auto-tuned hooks. Not a commercial track with goofy word play and Katy Perry on the hook. Just straight rhyming. I might just upgrade this to a ten.

Common – Ghetto Dreams Ft. Nas