Video: Common Throws First Pitch At Chicago White Sox Home Opener

*Dead* at the uploader’s comment in title:

should stick to rap not baseball

Spotted at FSD.

Previously: Common – Otis Freestyle (Live In Las Vegas) (Video)


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111 Responses to “Video: Common Throws First Pitch At Chicago White Sox Home Opener”

  1. Harlem World Says:

    I see the bitch in his throw.

  2. Harlem World Says:

    Serena’s racket swing > Common’s pitch

  3. Harlem World Says:

    A.Z: You Make Me Wanna (Usher) freestyle >>>>_____

    I wish AZ would have found a decent producer after Doe or Die x Firm Album.

  4. Bricktop Says:

    I wish AZ would have found a decent producer after Doe or Die x Firm Album.
    ^
    Yeah. It’s a fucking shame. Truth be told tho, he has a much better ear for quality no-named production than Nas.

  5. Das racist Says:

    Gibb’s verse on Scottie Pippen >>>

    Highlight of his career?

  6. b-ease Says:

    If Az’s last 4 or 5 LP’s had been mixtapes instead of commercial releases, he’d be considered a legend. He’s never released an album as bad as Nas or Jay’s worst albums.

    ^^
    Brick, you the homie, you know that. But get the entire fuck outta here. To mention Jay and Nas in the same sentence as AZ is disrespect to the former, and unfair to the latter.

    I can rap every word AZ says on the Firm verbatim. It’s some of the best rappity rapping ever.

    But that nigga has never made ANYTHING even halfway comparable to Song Cry, or Shootouts, or the Dynasty intro, or Poison, or a dozen ogre songs I could rattle off.

    Spitting pseudo ill 5%er shit and ill metaphors over half assed soul samples doesnt make you a contender.

  7. b-ease Says:

    If Az’s last 4 or 5 LP’s had been mixtapes instead of commercial releases

    ^^
    He’d be exactly where he is now.

  8. b-ease Says:

    Das Racist
    8 mins ago
    Gibb’s verse on Scottie Pippen >>>

    Highlight of his career?

    ^^
    To answer your question, yes. And while it’s impressive from a technical perspective, bar for bar it’s average at best.

  9. b-ease Says:

    No love for Doe or Die Ease????

    ^^
    Weak album with some amazing cuts. It’s Big L’s debut album syndrome. Not wack, but it didn’t pop for a reason. Cause them Niggas don’t got it.

  10. b-ease Says:

    The SOSA bootleg was the last dope thing AZ did. Fuck 9 Lives and whatever came after.

  11. Ayo Says:

    Life is a struggle, that’s why niggas I know stay on the juggle
    Some hustle to double, others hug you to mug you

  12. Ayo Says:

    pistol whip a priest for a crosspiece

  13. Das racist Says:

    *scratches Frederick off of list of artists to look out for*

    *continues search for a working link for ‘Do or Die’*

  14. Ayo Says:

    No need for Lato’s, pure straight out Bolivia, Peru, uncut baby, what?

  15. b-ease Says:

    Like some rap mag said before me, Cuban Linx was the album Doe or Die was supposed to be.

    And yo, if you fuck with AZ’s catalogue, more power to you. But the key to judging subjective things properly is knowing where your bias sets in.

    Coolbreeze’s debut abum might be my favorite LP of all time, but you won’t catch me saying he deserves a spot on rap’s Mt. Rushmore.

  16. Harlem World Says:

    As far as miscegenation goes

    Black & Native women> Black & Asian women

  17. Harlem World Says:

    ‘ya whole careers an accident”

    -Jigga

  18. b-ease Says:

    Harlem World
    2 mins ago
    As far as miscegenation goes

    Black & Native women> Black & Asian women

    ^^
    Native? You talmbout Indians? That doesn’t even exist. You find a Black woman that says her hair is “Indian”, and you’ve just found a fucking moron.

  19. Das racist Says:

    >>> US Gov’t

    I shed a tear everytime I see a MegaUpload link.

  20. b-ease Says:

    ‘ya whole careers an accident”m

    -Jigga

    ** Who was gassing him?

  21. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    *Blank Stare* @ niggas shitting on Cold Day In Hell

    My Homeboy’s Girlfriend >>>

  22. Ayo Says:

    I’m nutso, skitzo, klepto, killin shit up throughout the metro

  23. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Weak album with some amazing cuts. It’s Big L’s debut album syndrome. Not wack, but it didn’t pop for a reason. Cause them Niggas don’t got it.
    ^^^

    Nah, L was nice. That album was poorly A&R’d and even more poorly promoted.

    If L had been on a label that understood how to market/promote his shit (Like Roc-A-Fella), he woulda been outta here, easily.

    Columbia dropped the ball on Illmatic & that’s a certified classic.

  24. Rajon Trondo Says:

    What up nah

  25. Rajon Trondo Says:

    When the smoke clears, u can see the sky again
    There will be the chopped off heads of Leviathan

    My friend, call em strangers.
    Anybody talk to em end up in some danger

  26. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Gibb’s verse on Scottie Pippen >>>

    Highlight of his career?

    ^^
    To answer your question, yes. And while it’s impressive from a technical perspective, bar for bar it’s average at best.
    ^^

    Then how can that be the highlight of his career when I can easily name 3 Gibbs songs better then “Scottie Pippen”?

  27. Ayo Says:

    So all my good fellas, heroin, coke and weed sellers
    What the fuck cats can tell us if they ain’t got bread to bail us?

  28. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    @ Trondo, what up folk?

  29. b-ease Says:

    Nah, L was nice. That album was poorly A&R’d and even more poorly promoted.

    If L had been on a label that understood how to market/promote his shit (Like Roc-A-Fella), he woulda been outta here, easily.

    Columbia dropped the ball on Illmatic & that’s a certified classic.

    ^^
    So if Columbia dropped the ball on both, why is one forgotten and the other heralded as a classic?

    Because Illmatic was better. Alot better.

  30. Bricktop Says:

    @b-ease:
    Lol. I was comparing Az’s WORST efforts to Nas and Jay’s WORST efforts. When they’re at their best, Az isn’t seeing Jay or Nas on any level.

  31. Ayo Says:

    My thug essence will always keep me plugged with drug investments

  32. b-ease Says:

    And yeah, L was nice. But a tragic death was the best thing that happened to his legacy.,

  33. Ayo Says:

    But a tragic death was the best thing that happened to his legacy.

    ^^^

    WTF, FOH

  34. S.I.C.K Says:

    Big L =Lord Finesse Reloaded

  35. b-ease Says:

    hen how can that be the highlight of his career when I can easily name 3 Gibbs songs better then “Scottie Pippen”?

    ^^
    Then name em fam, I’m willing to listen to some Freddie tracks with my bias pushed to the side.,

  36. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    So if Columbia dropped the ball on both, why is one forgotten and the other heralded as a classic?

    Because Illmatic was better. Alot better.
    ^^^^

    Look at the production lineup?

    You can’t compare Buckwild, Lord Finesse & Showbiz to Premier, Pete Rock & LP, you just can’t.

    And Nas is a different kind of MC. Not better, just different.

    L’s style birthed a slew of careers.

    There’d be no Jadakiss if there were no Big L. Not as we know him, anyway. Alot of cats bars would be different if not for Lamont Coleman.

  37. b-ease Says:

    @b-ease:
    When they’re at their best, Az isn’t seeing Jay or Nas on any level.

    ^^
    My point exactly.

  38. Ayo Says:

    You bettter scat when the gat goes click-clack
    Or I’ma have your family dressed in all black

  39. b-ease Says:

    There’d be no Jadakiss if there were no Big L. Not as we know him, anyway. Alot of cats bars would be different if not for Lamont Coleman.

    ^^
    I’m not denying L’s influence. But Finesse fathered his style, while Jada and Fab perfected it. With that said, his first album still sucks.

  40. b-ease Says:

    And Nas is a different kind of MC. Not better, just different.

    ^^
    Nah, he’s better.

  41. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Neverending Cycle
    Iodine Poison
    Crushin Feelings

    ^^^^

    And these are just off hand. If I really went in & listened to my Gibbs playlist, I could pick out more.

  42. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    And Nas is a different kind of MC. Not better, just different.

    ^^
    Nah, he’s better.
    ^^^

    His style gives him more room to fuck up cause the flow is everywhere.

    L has to be on point every bar, flow locked in, punching with impact.

  43. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    With that said, his first album still sucks
    ^^^^

    No doubt, but you said he didn’t have “IT” and I disagree.

  44. Ayo Says:

    I’m sicker than a nigga that’s in special ed so I suggest
    you spread pretzelhead, ‘fore I turn your white sweatsuit red

  45. Bricktop Says:

    His style gives him more room to fuck up cause the flow is everywhere.

    L has to be on point every bar, flow locked in, punching with impact.
    ^
    I have to agree with this one.

  46. Kush Kennedy Says:

    My Homeboy’s Girlfriend >>>

    ^
    8ball – Lost (Album)>>>>

  47. Ayo Says:

    Front and get scarred cause your rap style ain’t even hard
    I run with a thievin squad, and NONE OF US believe in God

  48. kelitovision Says:

    My Homeboy’s Girlfriend >>>

    ^^^^^^^

    u speak a foreign language they call it the truth

  49. Kush Kennedy Says:

    But Finesse fathered his style, while Jada and Fab perfected it

    ^
    No sign Fab perfecting L’s style.

    Maybe reminiscent in the clue tapes, but not at all after that, Fab never wows me with any of his bars, no homo, L had me rewinding-and-rewinding, his multi-punchline flow was basic to a hip hop head, but the way he delivered them bars sounded so refreshing.

  50. Ayo Says:

    You in the Danger Zone, Where no man can withstand or hold his own

  51. Deen Says:

    Is ‘Cold Day In Hell’ worth my time?

    ^^^

    YES.

    It’s the “weakest” of his projects so far due to the prevalence of guests and variety of styles he tackles (all well), but it’s more than worth a listen.

    Y’all niggas need to go ahead and say you don’t fuck with Gibbs instead of giving silly backhanded “compliments.”

  52. Kush Kennedy Says:

    I do cosign Finesse fathering his style, and Jada perfecting it tho.

  53. Kush Kennedy Says:

    Ftr, fuck a rapper’s legacy.

    I just care about the product, the music.

    I can’t stress this enough.

  54. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    I do cosign Finesse fathering his style, and Jada perfecting it tho.
    ^^^

    Jada has one flow.

    L could flip it & go double time and he’d try more complex flows here & there. You’ll never hear Kiss even attempt to switch it up.

  55. Ayo Says:

    I use words that’s ill, I got nerves of steel
    I’m cool, but every now and then I get a urge to kill

  56. Ayo Says:

    I’m takin lives for a great price, I’m the type
    to snap in heaven with a Mac-11 and rape Christ

  57. Harlem World Says:

    concrete connie >>>>>>>

  58. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    I downplayed Boldy’s shit but I think he’s dope.

    Too much similar sounding music tho & no definitive “hit” or signature song (JIMBO’s cool but that ain’t converting the non believers).

    Needs more focus. And Chuck Inglish beats.

  59. b-ease Says:

    Ftr, fuck a rapper’s legacy.

    I just care about the product, the music.

    I can’t stress this enough.

    ^^
    I agree wholeheartedly.

  60. jderrida Says:

    Freddie Gibbs is def a rapper to look out for. List of songs to check out;

    Rob me a nigga
    187 proof
    Boxframe cadillac
    murda on my mind
    wonb 2 the tomb
    bussdown
    str8 killa no filla
    national anthem
    personal og

    Cold Day in Hell was and still is trash bin status. An underwhelming project that killed a substantial amount of Gibbs buzz. CDIH lacked the cohesiveness of Gibbs earlier projects.

  61. Ayo Says:

    Backtrack now rephrase that

  62. Harlem World Says:

    “she never did me wrong, i trusted you
    and you left me in the cold & crushed my groove
    she put a nicca on, you cut my fuse
    and you took a niccas soul, when you upped and moved”

  63. Ayo Says:

    I hear a lot of bitch in your talk
    See a lot of switch in your walk

  64. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Cold Day in Hell was and still is trash bin status. An underwhelming project that killed a substantial amount of Gibbs buzz. CDIH lacked the cohesiveness of Gibbs earlier projects.
    ^^^

    False, false annnd false.

    It was more experimental production wise & had more features then usual but I think there was a sense of cohesion there & showed some maturity from Gibbs conceptually.

    It’s the equivalent of Big K.R.I.T.’s 4Eva & A Day EP.

    It’s dope work, but it lacks the appeal of his earlier stuff cause we’re used to him producing on such a high level.

  65. Harlem World Says:

    “i dont want to leave yooou
    even though i have toooo
    i dont want to love yooou
    ho oh ho, i still do”

  66. Das racist Says:

    And Chuck Inglish beats.

    ^^^^^^

    Most rappers could do with more Chuck beats.

  67. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    bussdown
    ^^

    Trash.

  68. Harlem World Says:

    *quietly cosigns cranberries 1st album*

  69. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Boldy James – Killin’ The 5th >>>>

  70. Ayo Says:

    All my wolves in the house, are you live or what?
    See, I’m ’bout to get it, all eyes on us
    Only ghetto niggaz shine, who gon’ rise wit’ us?
    And the first cat who act, we gon’ size ‘em up

  71. Kush Kennedy Says:

    Jada has one flow.

    L could flip it & go double time and he’d try more complex flows here & there. You’ll never hear Kiss even attempt to switch it up.

    ^
    2-3 multi syllable each line, punchline every other bar.

    They have the same formula

    I do agree that Big L has various flows, and that I’ve never heard Jada do a double-time flow, lol. So I won’t say jada perfected, I’ll just say he modernized it? Yeah, that’s the right word for it.

  72. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    Bease I think I’m hittin the day party man 75% now it’s till 7 all u need is 1.5-2 hours there to do ya thing

  73. jderrida Says:

    It was more experimental production wise & had more features then usual but I think there was a sense of cohesion there & showed some maturity from Gibbs conceptually.

    It’s dope work, but it lacks the appeal of his earlier stuff cause we’re used to him producing on such a high level.

    ^^^

    The production on CDIH wasn’t experimental it was mediocre and unnoticeable. The production of many of the songs sounded like bad attempts to copy better sounding beats. More feature isn’t a problem. None of the features are bad or took away from Gibbs being able to produce a good project.

    You think? Either it was cohesive or not. CDIH wasn’t an over reach in creativity. It was your text book Gibbs mix tape with bad production and no concept. Mixtape sounded like a playlist of Gibbs most boring music on shuffle.

    So if it wasn’t his best work or him producing at his highest level, why should people check for it? More importantly why was it dope?

  74. JihaD Says:

    b-ease Says:
    April 14th, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    No love for Doe or Die Ease????

    ^^
    Weak album with some amazing cuts. It’s Big L’s debut album syndrome. Not wack, but it didn’t pop for a reason. Cause them Niggas don’t got it.

    ^

    Fair enough, I suppose. I wouldn’t say weak as much as uneven tho. It seemed like he didn’t know if he wanted to be “Life’s a Bitch” AZ or just come out and be AZ Sosa off the rip, and it shows. Mo Money coulda been put right on the Firm album and it STILL would have been a standout. Then you have songs like Ho Happy Jackie and Sugar Hill essentially being Nasir clones.

    *shrugs*

    jihaD

  75. Harlem World Says:

    Tim’s Bio: Life from da Bassment >>>>>

  76. THe KiD FRanKiE Says:

    Hoe happy Jackie tho>>>>>>>

  77. Kush Kennedy Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=s1rCMn5KSL0

    ^
    Fast forward to 7:30

    And tell me if your favorite rapper can do that, chillin’ nonetheless.

  78. Harlem World Says:

    n.w.a swag is still in effect

    all these hipsters rockin snapbacks, rope chains, tight jeans etc (no homo)

    n.w.a started that

    weird huh

  79. Harlem World Says:

    dr dre : the message >>>>>

  80. Harlem World Says:

    nas: you wont see me tonight >>>>

  81. Harlem World Says:

    every music video should be like oochie wally

  82. Harlem World Says:

    or marvin and chardonnay

    pause

  83. Harlem World Says:

    *thug dances to nastradamus*

  84. Harlem World Says:

    jay-z: hard knock life 2 >>>>>

    he mastered the flow on this one

  85. Kush Kennedy Says:

    every music video should be like oochie wally

    ^
    Rappers if you reading, take notes

  86. Ayo Says:

    I beat that pussy up aint no denying

  87. &What?! Says:

    Big L >

  88. &What?! Says:

    Big L was a great rapper though, like he could actually rap.

    He had flow and character, and bars for days.

  89. mcb Says:

    &What?! Says:
    April 14th, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    Big L was a great rapper though, like he could actually rap.

    He had flow and character, and bars for days.
    ^^^
    THISSSSSSSSSS

    humor, technical ability, clever rhymes, flow for days (Jay-Z noted and borrowed it),

  90. Jersey*Made*me Says:

    No-sign the Jadakiss slander.

    That one flow>>>>>>>>>>>99.9% of rappers careers

    2 decades of bars and quotables should never be taken lightly,on NO blog…

  91. cOLD Says:

    Big daddy Kane murked big l on his own shit

  92. cOLD Says:

    The platinum plus track is a two step cut a rug dance on track

  93. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    So if it wasn’t his best work or him producing at his highest level, why should people check for it? More importantly why was it dope?
    ^^^

    Cause dude can flat out rap & he makes credible gangster shit. Not that MMG shit, but the shit you can believe a nigga might have Actually tried in the streets.

    He’s intelligent, self aware & injects a bit of consciousness into his thuggery & on this trip I think he tries to show more variety in his song concepts, stretching himself beyond the usual tropes.

    He might have been a little less angry on CDIH & the beats might have been a tad smoothed out but on the standouts, he’s just as intense as he’s ever been.

    “The production on CDIH wasn’t experimental it was mediocre and unnoticeable. ”

    This is flat out untrue…IMO. J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, DJ Burn One, Block Beattaz & Cardo handle alot of the production & I think they did a good job. There are only one or two songs that suffer from a weak instro.

  94. Eastern_Digital Says:

    Doubletime bars <<<<<

    fast rapping in general <<<<

    it's just a way to trick simpletons into thinking you have a good flow

  95. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    smfh

    Common throws like a girl

  96. Bricktop Says:

    fast rapping in general <<<<
    ^
    word.
    Christopher Rios sounds much better chopped & screwed.

  97. Bricktop Says:

    OJ da Jew Maine >>> Kool G. Rap

  98. Das racist Says:

    theBroKing says:
    Saturday, April 14 2012 at 4:34 PM
    yo khalifa co sign,.. i dont get that site either man at least we still have 2 dopeboyz. can someone explain the nahright commenters?

    ^^^^^^

    Roffs.
    Y’all be confusing niggas.

  99. Bricktop Says:

    The Serpent
    &
    The Rainbow

  100. Ayo Says:

    Common throws like a girl

    ^^^^

    I seen girls who throw more manly than him

    He throws like a little BITCH

  101. Eastern_Digital Says:

    theBroKing says:
    Saturday, April 14 2012 at 4:34 PM
    yo khalifa co sign,.. i dont get that site either man at least we still have 2 dopeboyz. can someone explain the nahright commenters?

    ^^^^^^

    Roffs.
    Y’all be confusing niggas.

    ^^^
    lmao

    what so confusing tho? Except that we dont talk about the song/tape/we that is posted. no-sign discussing a kid daytona song for 2 hours.

  102. Bricktop Says:

    pick up your toast
    step out into the night
    and
    get your ghost.

  103. Ayo Says:

    I used to love her and I still do

  104. Das racist Says:

    One of the first times I lurked here niggas was talkin bout fuckin trees tho…

  105. AmpGeez a.k.a. Amphernee Hardaway Says:

    Doubletime bars <<<<<

    fast rapping in general <<<<

    it's just a way to trick simpletons into thinking you have a good flow
    ^^^

    It's not a trick. Everybody can't turn it up like that & have it sound effortless.

    See Nas on "My President Is Black".

  106. Bricktop Says:

    Lindsay YoLohan?
    that’s the new cokehead motto, huh?
    man, kids these days…

  107. Kush Kennedy Says:

    SA Spurs>>>>

  108. Cashmere cavalli aka snowbunny Sampson Says:

    Cold Day in Hell BANGS!

    y’all ain’t lstenin right

    Two 12 in the trunk and alpine 6×9′s make a world of difference

  109. Ayo Says:

    I thought I told ya, Imma no limit soldier, I thought I told ya……..

  110. Bricktop Says:

    they tell me i’m trippin
    but i don’t believe ‘em
    i tell ‘em i won’t feel better
    till his homie stops breathin
    i’m out here bleedin the block
    every afternoon and evening
    till the sun comes back up
    like motherfuck sleeping
    can’t wait till this weekend
    to roll up on his crew of weaklings
    at the motherfucking club
    and have a slug leave him leakin

  111. Ayo Says:

    Don’t talk to me ‘bout style, nigga, I’ll ma’fuckin’ embarrass you

    Way too cold, I promise you’ll need some Theraflu

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