View Full Version : Common - Finding Forever

07-20-2007, 03:24 PM
I only just got this, so after a few listenings some of my ratings might change


1) Intro

2) Start the Show

3) The People

4) Drivin Me Wild ft. Lilly Allen

5) I Want You ft. Will.I.Am

6) Southside ft. Kanye West

7) The Game

8) Black Maybe feat. Bilal

9) So Far to Go ft. D'Angelo

10) Break My Heart

11) Misunderstood

12) Forever Begins

Best songs -
The People
Black Maybe

Skip -
Drivin me wild
I want you

07-20-2007, 03:29 PM
ok, given it a couple of spins over the last day or so, and its one of the better releases that ive heard from this year definitely.

the start of the album was pretty much perfect, the intro into "Start The Show" & "The People" was dope.

next two tracks are weaker, but personally i dont think there that bad, "Drivin' Me Wild" i actually kind of enjoyed, the hook is awful, but the beat is decent and common rhymes are dope as always. On first listen i thought "I Want You" was weak, but after a few more listens it grown on me, the beat is nothing special, and the sample (i guess it is a sample... or maybe its will.i.am singing?) is a bit off, but as a whole the track is decent. common's voice fits well over the beat in my opinion

"South Side" is decent, im half and half with the beat, it sounds dope in parts but then not so good in other parts. over all fairly good beat, common again proves the difference, making the track above average. kan drops bombs as usual.

"Black Maybe" has a beat which i can't say i really enjoy, but it isnt annoying or irritating so i can tolerate it. once again, when common rhymes over the beat it sound ten times as good.

"The Game" is next, heard this a while ago and its still as dope as when i first heard it, really good track. one of the best beats of the year.

"So Fat To Go" & "Break My Heart" are two more tracks which have beats which dont appeal to me in general, their ok but nothing amazing. still relaxed tracks, sub par for the album though.

"Misunderstood" is one of the stand out tracks of the album, and breaks the album up after the previous tracks. the beat is really dope, really understated (personally i think alot of producers try to cram to many sounds into their beats). great track, common is in equal career best form.

"Forever Begins" is another beat which i was undecided about initially, but again com saves it. nice track to finish things off.

"No Matter How Much I Elavate, I Still Kiss The Floor"

conclusion: definitely one of my top 2 albums of the year, common as i said really makes the album what it is. another mc couldnt have pulled it off over some of these beats, but they work well with common. much better than "Be" imo which to me was boring after a while.

8.5/10 right now, but it may go up.


07-20-2007, 03:35 PM
lol at Tony Yayo in the poll :D:D

07-21-2007, 12:20 AM
It's just average for me, it has a couple of bangers but the majority of the album is way too soft for my taste.

Deity Allah
07-21-2007, 12:34 AM
First and foremost, I've been killin' Black Maybe since it leaked and it is hands down without competition my favorite track of 2007. So after I heard that (after already hearing The Game, The People & Misunderstood) I was antipicating this album to one of the best hip hop releases of 07'.

After 2 listens, too me, it his is 2nd best album behind One Day It'll All Make Sense which I felt was an exceptional album and a 10/10.

I hated "Be" with a passion and in my opinion he blew that record out of the water with this one coming back strong with with more coehesion.

Tracks I love:

1. Black Maybe
2. The People
3. Misunderstood
4. Break My Heart
5. So Far To Go (Though I wish I didn't already know the beat)
6. Start The Show

Above Album Tracks

1. The Game
2. Southside
3. Forever Begins

Average Jointz

1. I Want You (Though I did like the beat transition in the last verse)

Wack Jointz

1. Driving Me Wild (Definitely the most out of place record on the album)

Overall, I'll give the album 9/10. I can accept for what it is which is an "Adult Contempory" record. I'm 27, and though I love that hard boom bap shit I grew up on, this is a nice change of pace record that I think will be more appreciated by hip-hop fans between the ages of 25-40 more so than a younger listener.

07-21-2007, 08:55 PM
2nd best? wow, havent herd it...but i highly doubt it....agree with your choice for his best tho.

07-21-2007, 08:56 PM
btw, people here really dont like southside huh? i think that song is fuckin amazing...the beat and verses are ferocious (sp?)

Dr Sleepwalker
07-21-2007, 09:46 PM
album was mad nice, common's soft, but his musics nice.. always wanted Common to kick somethin up wit Andre 3000

07-21-2007, 11:27 PM
sorry, how is he "soft"?

Dr Sleepwalker
07-22-2007, 09:58 AM
lmffao!... how isn't he?? listen to his content man... lol.. & plus, i seen his ass up on Oprah

compaired to most, his topics are soft and more good hearted.... not sayin' it makes him less of an artist... so chill out nigga

..once again.., album is mad nice

07-22-2007, 10:01 AM
ok, well hes not soft.

07-22-2007, 10:05 AM
ok nigger, so how are these topics soft? because they arent gangster, which neither are you btw....are you soft?

07-22-2007, 10:07 AM
Lol, topic choice makes him soft? 50 Cent raps about gangsta shit and he's soft. Remember Common fucking destroyed Ice Cube, yet he's soft?

I always took him as hard, but just grew out of the bullshit gangsta crap and wants posivity.

Dr Sleepwalker
07-22-2007, 10:19 AM
hahahha mu'fuckers are touchy hahaa.. soft aint a bad thing, get off my dick with ugly replies.. mis-understandin' me n' shyt... alotta rappers do their thing soft and kill it... such as common (new common, not early 90's common), sage francis, andre 3000.. sooo many... like i said, 'compaired to most, his topics are soft and more good hearted'... its the truth!, deal wit it, .. didnt say he was any less cuz of it...

Gettin all touchy.. on some female ish..


07-23-2007, 02:13 AM
lol at Tony Yayo in the poll :D:D


07-23-2007, 06:19 PM
my dick is soft with ugly replies..Gettin all touchy.. on some female ish..


07-24-2007, 02:05 AM
It's an ok album, but I really have to be in the mood to actually listen to it. Its not a bang at any moment type CD for me.


07-24-2007, 11:43 AM
should have combined this and Be into one record, then you would have a flawless classic 5 mic album. Be is better than this but not by much, still the only good album released this year so far

Suga Duga
07-25-2007, 08:50 PM
should have combined this and Be into one record, then you would have a flawless classic 5 mic album. Be is better than this but not by much, still the only good album released this year so far

ya never heard about the Wisemen right?

07-25-2007, 08:56 PM
if it ain't got Masta P i ain't fuckin wit it Y@ D1GgZ$!?!?


07-25-2007, 09:30 PM
ya never heard about the Wisemen right?

at the time of publication i had thought the wisemen joint dropped in december of 06, i cross referenced my shitz and found out i was incorrect

Suga Duga
07-27-2007, 05:10 PM
^^^^ah ok

07-27-2007, 10:06 PM
Okay album but nothing special. To many skippable tracks. Ya''ll wait for the offering.

Ghost In The 'Lac
07-27-2007, 11:15 PM
U gotta be fucking kidding me, Lilly Allen on a Common album? HIP HOP IS DEAD

What happeend to the days when he had D'Angelo, or Lauryn Hill on his tracks?

Jon Quest
07-28-2007, 04:59 AM
U gotta be fucking kidding me, Lilly Allen on a Common album? HIP HOP IS DEAD

What happeend to the days when he had D'Angelo, or Lauryn Hill on his tracks?

yea what happened to the tracks with d'angelo...o wait its on finding forever

bad boy T
01-24-2008, 08:12 AM

2 "Start the Show" 4.5/5

3 "The People" 4.5/5

4 "Drivin' Me Wild" feat Lily Allen 3.5/5

5 "I Want You" 3/5

6 "Southside" feat Kanye West 3.5/5

7 "The Game" 5/5

8 "U, Black Maybe" 4/5

9 "So Far to Go" feat D' Angelo 3.5/5

10 "Break My Heart" 4/5

11 "Misunderstood" 3.5/5

12 "Forever Begins" 4/5

13 "Play Your Cards Right" feat Bibal 3.5/5


03-18-2008, 09:22 AM
Skip -
Drivin me wild
I want you

Why skip 3 of the best songs and beats?

Anyway, this is a classic....

04-12-2008, 12:19 PM
Common is gay. I stopped liking him after Resurrection album. I agree with some of the dudes on here who says his music is soft. When he dropped the Sense from his name, he's been doing wack music. His lyrics are still good but his music is way too soft and the clothes he wears is gay. I remember when i first saw his Come Close video, i said what the fuck is this gay shit? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. I've read a lot of people's comments about his Electric Circus album and most of the responses i read said the album was weird. I could tell by looking at the tracks on that album that it was gonna be soft. I miss the old Common Sense. As a matter of fact, i was listening to his Can I Borrow A Dollar album a few days ago. That album and Resurrection are his best albums because his lyrical style back then was tight. I'm going to see his movie today Street Kings.

04-12-2008, 12:22 PM
Like Water For Chocolate > Can i Borrow a Dollar.

04-12-2008, 12:23 PM
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. You're entitled to your opinion.

04-12-2008, 12:33 PM

ok man

You didnt like Like Water For Chocolate

Werent feeling Cold Blooded, The Light, The 6th Sense, Payback is a Grandmother, Heat etc etc.?

04-12-2008, 12:47 PM
Like Water For Chocolate was decent. The Light song is gay.

04-12-2008, 03:22 PM


how so?

04-12-2008, 03:54 PM
Like i said, it's a gay song. I don't like rappers doing love songs. Common should've never dated Erykah Badu because she turned him into a weirdo LOL. Ever since he started dating her, his music got soft.