LABEL: GOOD Music & Geffen Records
HIGHLIGHTS: GO!, Testify, They Say
Be is Common’s sixth studio album. Released on May 24, 2005. It’s certified gold. Hit #2 on Billboard 200. Features Kanye West, John Legend, The Last Poets, and The Kids. Produced mostly by Kanye West.
This is a good album.
Something to kickback and enjoy life. That’s what Common’s known for.
Starts off with a Jazzy intro then Common comes with uplifting lyrics.
Then he gets into what happens on the street corner.
Lightens the mood with up beat feelings about a woman.
What if God is a woman? And that woman is who he’s after? He asks questions about what his intentions would be.
Then a bitch sets her man up for a crime he didn’t do.
Love is… a lot of things.
Gets into the state of his city. He’s calling people out.
Then a live performance on the Dave Chapelle show. Giving off positive vibes.
It’s real people in his city with hopes and dreams. He wants to help them.
They say a lot of shit about people in his city. And people from inner cities in general.
Then he plants a seed for the youth. Kids are the future. And the future is important.
The soft and smooth Neo-Soul and Jazz production is perfect for the conscious words and happy vibes Common gives off.
The album is a nice pice of work.