Common Is About To Get That EGOT!

So, to begin, it should be understood that Common is one of the greatest rappers of all time. I mean, he has one of the most consistent discographies in Hip Hop history, son. All jokes aside, besides Universal Mind Control, he’s never put out a wack album, man. That’s right, despite what some naysayers may proclaim, even Electric Circus was quality, fam. With all of that being said, the legendary emcee is in line to pull off an amazing feat: winning an EGOT. After his recent Emmy win, he’s only a Tony Award shy of total victory, bruh.

Now, for those who are unaware, let me explain what an EGOT is. Ok, any person that competitively wins an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony has secured an EGOT. As it currently stands, 12 people have reached this achievement, including Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Brooks. In any case, the homie Common might fuck around and add his name to that list, son. All I know is, that would be a MAJOR accomplishment for Hip Hop, man!

Moving on, let’s talk about how Common got here. In terms of Grammys, he’s won 3 awards for “Love of My Life” with Erykah Badu, “Southside” with Kanye West and “Glory” with John Legend. In terms of Oscars, “Glory” also brought home the trophy, since it was the theme for Selma. Lastly, in terms of Emmys, he just won the award for “Letter to the Free” with Bilal, since it was theme for the 13th documentary. All in all, Ava DuVernay has been a godsend for Rashid, fam. Shit, she’s been hooking him up with some prime real estate, bruh.

In the end, this post is basically a major shout-out to Common. I mean, he’s always been one of my favorite rappers and I’m hyped to see the moves he’s making. By and by, he’s showing rappers how to properly age in this game, son. Ultimately, most artists should aspire to be like him, man. LC out.

P.S. If Common is really dating Angela Rye, then this dude is on a CRAZY winning streak, fam. Like, I shouldn’t have to explain how dope Rye is, bruh. All jokes aside, if anyone is unaware of her, then Google should become their friend. That is all.

Should I Be Excited For A New Jay-Z Album?

Now, before I get started, let me make one thing clear: Jay-Z is the greatest rapper of all time. No, I will not debate this and I will not entertain any opinions to the contrary. Listen, the sky is blue, water is wet and Jigga is the G.O.A.T. It just is what it is, fam. With that being said, do we really need a new Hov album, bruh? Look, I may be speaking blasphemy, but I don’t know what to make of a 2017 Jay-Z album. Ultimately, I’m hoping it’s good, but I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment.

So, for me, the last great Hov album was American Gangster. In my eyes, it’s his best album after Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint. Yeah, that’s right, I’m putting it ahead of The Black Album and Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life, son. I mean, the soulful production is perfect and his bars are immaculate, man. Fam, any emcee that can write a line like “surviving droughts, I wish you well” cannot be disrespected. In any case, that album represents Hov at the end of his prime. Now, while I enjoy a number of songs off of The Blueprint 3 and Magna Carta Holy Grail, those albums don’t hit me like Jigga at his best.

Keeping it a buck, when I first heard about Hov’s new album, I wasn’t excited. Well, not until I heard No I.D.‘s name. Apparently, the legendary Chicago producer is shepherding the entire record. Now, if that’s the case, I’ll definitely need to take a listen to the album. On the real, I don’t think No I.D. has ever missed, man. I mean, from his countless work with Common to Jay’s “D.O.A.,” he always drops fire, son. Hopefully, the same remains true for this new endeavor. While I wasn’t super geeked about the “Adnis” snippet, I’ll reserve judgement until I hear the entire song.

In the end, I just want the album to be good, man. Listen, Jay is by far my favorite rapper. I can’t have him looking super washed out here, son. All in all, I guess we’ll all see what’s really good on June 30th. Don’t let us down, Jay. LC out.

P.S. I know Hov owns Tidal, but damn, bruh! Can we chill with the streaming exclusives, fam? Look, none of us should have to pay for multiple platforms in order to hear our favorite artists. It’s fucking ridiculous, son. Ok, rant over. Peace.

Common Can Still Rap His A*s Off!

So, on the latest episode of [Blank] Can Still Rap His Ass Off!, I’m here to talk about a Chicago legend, Common. After listening to his new album, Black America Again, it’s wild to see there’s literally been no decline in his rhyming ability. At this point, with 11 albums to his name, I think it’s indisputable that Common is Top 5 in terms of most consistent emcees. I mean, his discography speaks for itself, son.

Now, since I’m not a faker, I’ll be real enough to admit my journey with Com’s music began on Resurrection, his second album. While I eventually went back and listened to his debut album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?, it was the title track on Resurrection that let me know Rashid wasn’t an average rapper. I mean, c’mon son, let’s run down the other songs too. “I Used To Love H.E.R.“? “Communism“? “Sum Shit I Wrote“? All classics, man. All of them! From that point forward, I’ve been a fan of damn near every Common album. Yes, even Electric Circus, son. I’m willing to make the argument that that album was actually genius. Frankly, the only album I can’t defend in Com’s discography is Universal Mind Control. Sorry, Com, but that album was tri-di-di-di-dash!

As far as his new album goes, Com sounds wildly inspired again. As the title suggests, he’s speaking about a number of issues that affect the Black community. Now, while he’s no stranger to this lane, his lyrics are really sharp on this record. He’s able to say a ton in a minimal amount of bars, such as instead of educate, they’d rather convict the kids, as dirty as the water in Flint, the system is.” In one fell swoop, he mentions the corrupt prison industrial complex and the government-induced water crisis in Michigan. As we all have seen, given the current climate in this country, now is the perfect time for these protest records.

In the end, I’m clearly a fan, son. As of right now, my favorite song on the new album is “Pyramids.” His second verse makes me want to slap bunnies in the face, man. Guerilla-type rhymes, bro. In any case, everyone should do themselves a favor and check the record out. Good day.