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2 Ratings: 3.0
Rap & Hip-Hop album by Common

Though heralded as an instant hip-hop classic by some, Common'sBedoesn't quite live up to the hype, though it is still has several strengths going for it. Compared to the esoteric themes and production of his last album,Electric Circus,Beis far more … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Be
review by . January 26, 2006
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The problem with BE is not Common it's the production and yes the production is hot but it has a problem of getting on your nerves after a while like the great turned annoying GO. Common delivers on his lyrics and he is no doubt one of the hottest lyricists in Hip Hop history but he made the mistake of putting to many slow tracks on here. The album is not a perfect blend and I really don't think it can be up for the classic award.     I'm not messing with common cause he was …
review by . January 21, 2006
Common is always refreshing to listen to. While Electric Circus wasn't bad, it felt a little forced with its spaced out beats. With the release of Be, Common gets back to what made him great in the first place -- ill lyricism and smooth, neck jerking beats. The production is largely handled by Kanye West (with one or two assists from Jay Dee) and the result is one of the most sonically cohesive rap albums of the young year. Tracks like "Faithful", "Be", and "Chi City" have that signature Kanye West …
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Label: Geffen Records
Artist: Common
Genre: Rap & Hip-Hop
Release Date: May 24, 2005
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