"Be" is the latest release from the emcee Common. In 1992 he released his first single as Common Sense and ever since has been an icon in the underground hip hop scene. His song "I Used to Love H.E.R" was a huge success and is still listed in the best rap songs of all time. In more recent times he has shortened his name to Common and earned a Grammy nomination for his song "The Light". Common is back in 2005 with his album "Be". Most of the production for the album was done by Kanye West and the beats are all well put together and will keep your foot tapping. Overall, this album is one of the best from Common and certainly the best of his recent work. The magazine XXL has even given the album the status of "Classic", the first album the magazine has awarded this status to.
"I was rolling around, in my mind it occured
What if God was a Her?
Would I treat her the same?
Would I still be runnin' game on Her?
In what type of ways would I want Her?
Would I want her for her mind
Or her heavenly body
Couldn't be out here bogus
With someone so godly
If I was wit her would I still be wantin' my ex
The lies, the greed, the weed, the sex
Wouldn't be ashamed to give Her part of my check
Wearing a cross, I mean Her heart on my neck"
- Common “Faithful”