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Common: Universal Mind Control

COMMON Universal Mind Control (G.O.O.D./Geffen) When it comes to dance-ready raps, Common’s catalog traditionally gets bounced at the club door. His previous two masterful efforts—2005’s Be and 2007’s Finding Forever—were both beefed up with ghetto PSAs, atop Kanye West’s organic instrumentation, resulting in ...

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The Tale Of The (mix)Tape…

Yay for Saigon and Joe Budden. Much like the Gaza strip, rap music was going to be a bloody wasteland this first quarter. Fools were getting axed left and right as record companies were reeling from the effects ...

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