Common Finding Forever [Clean]

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Geffen Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.90
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] charged-up beats, R&B hooks, gospel singers and other warm, vibrant stuff."
Rolling Stone - p.110
Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Top Albums of the Year 2007".
Spin - p.101
4.5 stars out of 5 -- "FOREVER is livelier, grittier, and better....Best of all are 'The Game'...and 'Southside,' on which Common and Kanye West trade witty verses over intense electric guitars."
Uncut - p.84
3 stars out of 5 -- "There are smart samples and interpolations, and big guests like Bilal, D'Angelo and Dwele."
Vibe - p.73
"FOREVER captures Common maturing gracefully into his -- and hip hop's -- middle-age..."
Q (Magazine) - p.76
Ranked #36 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "2007's real hip-hop star was Common."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.691.Intro
  • Buy for $0.992.Start the Show
  • Buy for $1.293.The People
  • Buy for $1.294.Drivin' Me Wild
  • Buy for $1.295.I Want You
  • Buy for $1.296.Southside
  • Buy for $0.997.The Game
  • Buy for $0.998.U, Black Maybe
  • Buy for $0.999.So Far to Go
  • Buy for $0.9910.Break My Heart
  • Buy for $0.9911.Misunderstood
  • Buy for $0.9912.Forever Begins

Product Description:

Chicago's finest returns with his seventh full-length, FINDING FOREVER--a title that, in Common's words, refers to an effort to find that musical place where one can exist forever. Production comes primarily from Kanye West, and, as on BE (Common and Kanye's previous effort together), FINDING FOREVER utilizes samples from such diverse artists as Nina Simone, Bob James, Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott-Heron, Mountain, Dorothy Ashby, and Paul Simon to create a purer, soul-influenced hip-hop sound. Lyrically, Common is in the same place as ever, spreading positivity and spirituality, speaking on relationships and the ghetto struggle, and preaching love as the central message. The artist formerly known as Sense also utilizes topical media references ranging from the astronaut love-triangle incident of '07 to contemporaneous celebrity breakups. Supplemental production work comes courtesy of Karriem Riggins, Will.i.am, Devo Springsteen, and the late, great J. Dilla. Other guests include Lily Allen, Bilal, Dwele, D'Angelo, and DJ Premier (who provides scratches on "The Game"). Compelling and entertaining from start to finish, FINDING FOREVER is another triumph for one of the strongest purveyors of positive hip-hop.
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  • UPC: 602517321922
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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