Originally Posted by evollove
Fair enough. That was a pretty obnoxious ad. Why is he speaking to an empty auditorium? I don't get that.
I tried reading his book, but that was pretty obnoxious too.
I find a lot of his albums contain three or four good songs, surrounded a bunch of filler. Not all, but most.
But those three or four songs are fantastic. I made a personal "best of" Common mix, and it's the greatest thing ever. He's generally an excellent lyricist. His positivity has undoubtedly made shitty lives better. To the best of my knowledge, he's never endorsed a liquor product.
Parents and kids can dig Common, which is kind of corny but also kind of cool.
I dunno. I can think of at least a dozen contemporary rappers who deserve hate more than Common.
Iím not even that big of a Common fan all things considered, but acting like he hasnít been a positive force in hip-hop is absurd. Talking about the guy who single-handedly send Ice Cube to the childrenís movie circuit.
He may be a corny wanker on TV (I donít know ó I donít watch commercials because... uh... Iím too hardcore for that? And also they have nothing to do with the music of the artist who might appear in them), but heís released some absolute classics.
I also kinda like him. Iíve seen him in a few movies and heís a fairly likeable dude, it seems.
Young Thug just changed his name to SEX or some stupid shit, which isnít a publicity stunt at all, and certainly doesnít smack of the desperation of impending obsolescence.