Thursday, June 02, 2005

Quick post on last night

Last night, I went to my first (2ND- Saw Erykah Badu my first year in the Chi) concert as an adult- it's amazing what a good paying job and a Master card can do for a brotha- Well, last night I spent 2 hours kicking it with the rymes of Common- I guess I've kind of been sleeping on the brotha because today I went to his website and peeped a few other websites for his lyrics and this cat is deeeepppppp & confusing ...I'm a lil pissed that homophobia is so heightned in hip hop and that Common used to be "fag" this and "fag" that- anyman who uses the word is a moron- that's some shyt I down right hate. but, check this shyt out, Common tried to flip the shyt on his “Between Me, You & Liberation,” Common soberly tells of a friend coming out of the closet to him, and the emotions he experienced while listening.

“So far we’d come, for him to tell me / As he did, insecurity held me / ’Til his spirit yelled help me,” Common rhymes. “How could I judge him? Had to accept him if I truly loved him / No longer, he said, had he hated himself / Through sexuality he liberated himself.”

what the hell is this about- was real excited about this concert until i figured out Common but be a dl homophobe-


SmilingOnThaDL said...

I try to tell folks when something is HOT. And Common is definitely hot. I think over the years, he must have engaged in a lot of business with G-Life members and someone probably did come out to home. But, Common is on my Hot List, cause he is hot lyrically and physically and... umm, yeah..

The Divo said...

I think Common has always had it. I think that Homophobia in some brothers is just a front cause they don't really want to deal with it, until it wears a familiar label. Just like HIV a lot of people running around not taking it serious until they find themselves encountered with someone that has it. Their moods change. I know from experiance.

But Common, definately one of my favorite picks. Too bad it took me till my late twenties to fully appreciate the liberation in Hip-Hop.

As always in Parting,

I came in Peace and in Peace I leave.

Ricky said...

I;ve been of fan of Common from back in the day when he did that joint with Lauryn, Retrospect for Life. Between ME, You and Liberation is one of my favorite joints off of Electric Circus. His new one BE though is on point from what I hear. Have not had a chance to check it out yet.