Music – Kanye’s new album is nice (could have been better if he dug deeper than settling on some of the cuss words he chose for lines), but whatever. What I’m really feeling is Common’s new joint. I know Ced tried to tell me, but now I know first hand. Common is doing the doggone thang. Made me think I was listening to some vintage EPMD on the track with Will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, then he slid old D'Angelo in there on me, but some of his samples were what made the joint. The Gill Scott Heron and Nina Simone samples. Words don't do it. So, if you like smooth rhythms and beats, a hint of acid jazz and tight lyrics, then do yourself a favor and pick it up.
Friday Focus: Things to check out this weekend
Movie Rental: Derailed – I loved it. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. I hate to say it, but when I saw Xzibit on the cover, I was thinking, FLOP – I was so wrong.
Scripted by Rich Fitzgerald