Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
No Description Available. Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: PA Release Date: 10-DEC-2002
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Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 10-DEC-2002
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David G. from BETHESDA, MD
Reviewed on 4/25/2012...
a lot of people slept on this at first. not hook-oriented. I will listen again.
The difference between a Ringleader and A MC Clown
P. Brown | Bronx, New York United States | 01/03/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Electric Circus from Common is one of the must eccentric Hip Hop CD's that I have ever heard. As I was skimming through it my first impressing was "What in the world is this?" It was like Hip Hop was on an acid trip. Most of the beats had elements from the "seventies funk era." However I gave the CD another hear around, and listened to the lyrics and concept of the disc. Lyrically Common is very profound with expressing his stories, of Human Issues (Between Me, You & Liberation) & Love (Come Close). Out of 13 songs I enjoyed 8 (which is normal for me from a Common CD). The other 5 songs were okay, but either the production or lyrics got shuffled in the "Matrix", and lost my personal interest. I truly enjoyed this "collaged" of his interpretation of An "Electric Circus". It was something different and unique.
Lyrically Common is one of the "Ringleaders" in this Hip Hop madness. If you enjoy a "Mc Clown" who likes to brag about the people they killed, people they are sleeping with, and items they own then this CD is not for you. Only listeners with ability to enjoy "True Hip Hop" and doesn't settle for the regular "mode" of music could truly enjoy the message that the "Electric Circus" delivers.My picks from this CD.
Song that will get you hyped and Jumping
Electric Wire Hustler
New WaveSongs that will make your head swing (Mellow Madness)
Come Close (My Favorite)
I Am Music (Love The Beat and Jill Scott a is plus)
Aquarius (Hot)Songs with a very deep message
Heaven (Long but food for thought)
Between Me, You & Liberation (Very Deep)"
Come one, come all - the Electric Circus is in town...
JOHNBLAZE | Denver, CO, USA - The Mile High City | 12/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These days, it's pretty difficult for me to utter the word "perfection" in the music world. Aside from albums such as OutKast's "Aquemini", no album has ever really struck me as "perfect" - until now. Common has always been my favorite emcee, but I never expected this - never in a million years. Common has shown a type of growth and maturation the likes of which few have ever seen. His newfound maturity is easily seen on the lead single "Come Close" featuring none other than the infamous Mary J. Blige. When Common exclaims "The pimp in me/ it may have to die with you..." you get the feeling that he's serious this time. That's simply a taste of what on the album. I simply can't put into words the complexity of this album - every single track is a journey in itself. From "Electric Wire Hustler Flower" to "Star *69 (PS With Love)" to the stellar "Heaven Somewhere", you'll find that no part of this album is wasted on cliches and the usual barrage of mindless talk. Common, the hip-hop community thanks you for this album... Take a bow."