Universal Mind Control

If you hadn’t known, I’ve been a huge Common fan for many years. I remember stumbling upon a ‘Can I Borrow A Dollar’ cassette tape when I was a kid but didn’t pay it much attention because it wasn’t as appealing as being able to go outside and play kick-the-can, but I remembered the cover art. It wasn’t until later down the road when I heard ‘I Used To Love H.E.R.’ and ‘Resurrection’. I became a bit more interested then, but at that point in my life, I was so huge into R&B and Boyz II Men, Shai, Intro, II D Extreme, Jodeci, and Troop were too cool to not give my full attention to. It wasn’t until ‘Introspect For Life’ came out that I really started to listen to Common (Sense) again. The Lauryn Hill-assisted single was my gateway into rap music and I paid attention. Long story short, I’ve listened to Common ever since. You can say whatever you want, but to ME, Common is the greatest of our time…well next to Al B. Sure.

The reason for this blog was my excitement over Common’s new album which is set to release on December 9th. Here we have the cover art and track-listing. Ten songs deep.


01. Universal Mind Control
02. Punch Drunk Love (Feat. Kanye West)
03. Make My Day (Feat. Cee-Lo Green)
04. Sex 4 Sugar
05. Announcement (Feat. Pharrell Williams)
06. Gladiator
07. Changes
08. Inhale
09. What a World
10. Everywhere

Enjoy the videos:

Common ft. Lauryn Hill — ‘Introspect For Life’

Common ft. Lily Allen — ‘Drivin’ Me Wild’

Common on Def Poetry Jam — ‘A Letter To The Law’

Common on Def Poetry Jam — ‘God Is Freedom’

And of course,

Al B. Sure — Night & Day



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