Common – The People (Original Version)

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

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So it turns out that the blog that’s been getting all the original Finding Forever session recordings are actually friends with Lonnie:

I also want to tell ya’ll about a new hip hop blog a good friend of mine is running. The link is here so make sure ya’ll check it out! – Common

That explains that. As for the song, it has Rashid humming what Dwele later sang on the chorus. This reminds me of how crazy the sample is.

Common – The People (Original Version) | Mediafire

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Finding Forever = incredible album, yet it is often looked over because of how classic Be was. Hopefully, The Believer will live up to the hype.

Previously: Next Time (prod. Karriem Riggins) [Unreleased] | Start The Show (Extended) | Strange Fruit (feat. John Legend) (prod. Kanye West) [Unreleased]

Common – Next Time (Unreleased)

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

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Another one from the sessions for 2007’s Finding Forever.

Common – Next Time (Unreleased) [prod. Karriem Riggins] | Mediafire

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Props to RealHipHopSince1979

Previously: Common – Start The Show (Extended Version)

Common – Start The Show (Extended Version)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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Here’s an unreleased version of track two on Lonnie’s Finding Forever.

Common – Start The Show (Extended Version/No Hook)

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There’s a third verse and an empty space where the hook should be.

Props to RealHipHopSince1979

FYI – I drafted this post on my sweet new Nokia Booklet 3G.

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