Tuesday, 26 July 2011
SONG FOR THE MOMENT (JULY): COMMON Feat NAS-GHETTO DREAMS
Our song for July and arguably this whole, hot, Summer season sounds like it's the song of the nighties. Hip-Hop renaissance man and inspirational music icon Common brings us a new song that honestly on first listen sounds and feels like one of his early classics. You would be forgiven for thinking this was a mixtape, crate-digging find instead of a new record. Even the singles artwork of the M.C. at a young age harks back to his earlier decades. 'Ghetto Dreams' is more then nostalgia, it's a testament to hip-hop's golden age, a hard-hitting song that is popular without being conventionally, commercially viable. This No I.D. produced gem takes us back to classic scratches and samples as rap legend Nas is used for the chorus. New York's finest joins Chicago's best for more then just the hook or artwork photo circa years gone by. Nas also delivers a nasty new verse of his own as he takes it back to the old school. The Q.B. star would steal the show too if it wasn't for the class of Common-the man who blessed us with the beautiful 'Be'-who gives us another classic from his upcoming project ('The Dreamer, The Believer') that looks to find even more forever music. TIM DAVID HARVEY.