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Common: The Dreamer/ The Believer

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3.8 Stars (71 customer reviews)
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A limited edition offering featuring exclusive album art of Common's ninth studio album for Record Store Day. The Dreamer/The Believer reunites Common with producer No. I.D., who produced the rapper's most acclaimed CDs. Robust tracks revere and update the past, such as the retro-soul, Curtis Mayfield-influenced "Lovin' I Lost" and tremulously beautiful "Gold."

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1. The Dreamer
featuring Maya Angelou
Producer: No I.D.
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2. Ghetto Dreams
featuring Nas
Producer: No I.D.
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3. Blue Sky
Producer: No I.D.
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4. Sweet
Producer: No I.D.
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5. Gold
Producer: No I.D.
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6. Lovin' I Lost
Producer: No I.D.
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7. Raw (How You Like It)
Producer: No I.D.
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8. Cloth
Producer: No I.D.
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9. Celebrate
Producer: No I.D.
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10. Windows
Producer: No I.D.
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11. The Believer
featuring John Legend
Producer: No I.D.
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12. Pops Belief (Outro)
Producer: No I.D.


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Total Comments: 71
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/27/2015 7:34:00 PM; Partial IP: 182.109.69)
Location: NC
Comment: Almost forgot how great this album is. Solid, consistent production by No ID; Common back with the raw rhymes; a quality-over-quantity approach; little guests but two timely ones, and a very nice recovery from UMC (his worst album). I also agree, his best album since 'Be'.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/18/2014 5:55:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: Clean the wax out your ears before listening to this ok because you gotta hear what the fuck Common Sense is spittin , I swear you RAP fans suck! Please go back to your Punk records and LEAVE HIP HOP alone!! PLEASE!! PRETTY PLEASE!!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/11/2012 12:13:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: Centerville, OH
Comment: I'ma stick to watching Hell On Wheels for new Common. For rap, I'ma stick to old Common.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 5/23/2012 9:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 10.185.227)
Location: Canada
Comment: That 2LP boot press is the one to get. The RSD release is garbage! 51 minutes on a single LP! Punk millionaire cash grab!
Name: (Posted: 4/9/2012 11:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 48.110.233)
Location: USA
Comment: Ordered wax from elsewhere. When it arrived, looked like bootleg. No upc symbol, no manufacturing notes. Might be the same from here
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/10/2012 3:05:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Mpls, USA
Comment: This is a great CD and good return to form for Common. It's his best since "Be". He's not quite a poetic here but he sounds re-energized and engaged which is nice. This is superior to many of the "hot" "hip-hop" acts out today (I won't mention names).
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/5/2012 9:28:00 AM; Partial IP: .165.69.43)
Location: AUS
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/2/2012 5:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 231.120.37)
Location: Germany
Comment: Common used to be exceptional, now he really is a common mc... anyway there are new cats out there who save HipHop in its pure form... common already gave us 2 masterpieces - thanx
Name: (Posted: 2/26/2012 9:26:00 PM; Partial IP: .161.20.53)
Location: Las Cruces,NM,USS of A
Comment: This guy must be hanging with Kanye too much. He seemed so ill on the Nardwaur interview, now he's just another Self Glorifying ,uninteresting rapper...I will never understand this shit. If your looking for some OG(DOPE)Common, keep lookin
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/26/2012 8:21:00 PM; Partial IP: .161.20.53)
Location: Las Cruces,NM,USS of A
Comment: This guy must be hanging with Kanye too much. He seemed so ill on the Nardwaur interview, now he just seems like he wants to get blasted...I will never understand this shit. If your looking for some OG(DOPE)Common, keep lookin
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/15/2012 12:41:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: ATL
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/6/2012 10:05:00 AM; Partial IP: .72.219.26)
Location: Copenhagen
Comment: Common + No ID wack? you people need to wake up from your meth high... Album is dope and giving it 1 star is just a joke, what would you give Wiz Khalifa or Kid Ink if you give this 1?!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/5/2012 9:28:00 AM; Partial IP: 116.70.231)
Location: Norway
Comment: i think the album is fucking dope, and ther is alot of drake dick riders hating on common.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 2/2/2012 9:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 160.75.177)
Location: norfolk,va
Comment: dropped back by to see if I was going crazy or had common jumped off hte cliff too. I see the underground here never fails me. dckd I agree and feel your comment on how dialated quit the major label and went back to the realness. what good is hip hop if you have to hold back or build some shit your don't even feel at the end of the day or even better produce joints that make your classics look bad. and commons history is not one to look down upon
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/21/2012 4:59:00 PM; Partial IP: .40.133.45)
Location: Canton, China
Comment: This new Commercial-mon style is really not my taste. Since when did Common turned into a bragging and shallow MC? He used to be such a ghetto philosopher. Anyways, I hope he do what Dilated do, quit major label and return to the realness.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/20/2012 11:24:00 PM; Partial IP: .108.69.75)
Location: san clemente ca
Comment: dahaaa duuhaa fuck yes common come with the dopeness
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/19/2012 12:34:00 PM; Partial IP: .247.74.91)
Location: Zona G, Romania
Comment: common it's hip hop, Dope album, peace !!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/18/2012 10:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 249.48.108)
Location: U.K.
Comment: GARBAGE, except one track called "SWEET"!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/10/2012 1:15:00 PM; Partial IP: 13.159.195)
Location: LES NYC
Comment: Some people have shitty taste in music, this album is just a great album, must suck to be you.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/8/2012 3:35:00 PM; Partial IP: 96.246.135)
Location: NY
Comment: The pyramid looks like illuminati to me, @ flow I agree it does remind me of the soularz album
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/8/2012 3:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 36.241.241)
Location: earth
Comment: yo wuz up the pyramid? it reminds me of the soularz album.i like what he talks about thats about it.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/8/2012 10:03:00 AM; Partial IP: .44.108.86)
Location: jerzey
Comment: common is hip hop. he fell way off over the years. I personally like scratching and chants in my hooks. com has too much rn'b hooks. lyrically,he holds it down and maybe collaborating w/ no I.D. again is a step in the right direction.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/7/2012 3:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 252.55.194)
Location: Home
Comment: Album is dope, best from Com since 'like water for chocolate'. As for singin on the hooks...look, things change. I bet none of you think of Chuck Berry when someone says Rock. Hip Hip will always have central elements but that doesn't mean every hook will be scrathing or someone repeating the same line over and over. It may not be what you like, but it's Hip Hop.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/5/2012 11:20:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: so cali
Comment: if common aint hip hop then what is check his catalogue he's a solid artists might not always have the hardest beats or hooks but pop mis represents him he has soul so what's that say about u hating only respect mindless gangsta fake rappers wake up hip hop started w/ RnB samples
Name: (Posted: 1/5/2012 1:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .108.3.241)
Location: Over here...
Comment: KEV... Tell it like it is, Baby!!! COM IS HipHop HOWEVER HipHop AIN'T R&B. Can I get a yes? I mean if it is then I have been listening wrong. I BREATHE HipHop and I do not want to sing a catchy-ass hook for my day's entertainment. YES... yes HipHop DOES have to sound the same... the same as HipHop... not the same as R&B. One of these I love and one of these I bone to... Separate the two as it has been in times past. Never liked HookHop... EVER!!!! Never ever. There are a select few tracks... JBs True Blue... that is different. THIS ain't Common. Trust me. Lyrics, as always, tight as a drum, but the hookssssss... Northeast opinion vs. South I am positive.
Name: (Posted: 1/4/2012 10:55:00 AM; Partial IP: 62.138.130)
Location: MTL
Comment: This album is average for a talent like Common. Too many R&B hooks, beats are so so. I'LL GO listen to Resurrection LP for a true dope Commom album.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/3/2012 9:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 185.177.48)
Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
Comment: Bitches dont know good musick all dey know is whats in Lil wayne groupies. Dis album is fresh start to finish. NO I.D. is a very underrated producer. Common did his thang on here. One of his best albums to date. Hey for the people dissing dis album come out to the Chi I bet you won't last a week out here. Bitch ass niccas yall should appreciate good musick but yall stuck on the wackness!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/3/2012 3:25:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: israel
Comment: @meganfoxx- I completely agree. I wouldn't even download this pudding pop trash.Typical modern day bullshit. 3 tracks that are playable at the most. He disses drake so his own "sweet" shit can get some airplay. Reminds me of what 50 did to ja rule. Lol.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/2/2012 10:48:00 AM; Partial IP: .142.32.34)
Comment: album is trash, ghetto dreams dope track, in fact ghetto dreams is better than the whole roots new album, common is just a wise proud house slave who has figured out how to survive but suckling off the white man's tit
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/29/2011 9:21:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: NJ
Comment: this album is amazing
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/29/2011 4:58:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: PA alllllll day!
Comment: Ok, so this ain't hard like MOP but it aint soft like Drake, kinda in the middle somewhere. But f it, Common is Hiphop plus his catalogue is dope so anyway support this dude over drake or wayne anyday.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/28/2011 11:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 174.73.114)
Location: norfolk, va
Comment: beats are pretty weak except a couple, lyrics are good, got a lot of energy in the flow. could do away with the love songs and softness and wack ass beats. not a good album -no street credit, I would throw this shit out the window like not your posted below Name: Not You (Posted: 12/23/2011 8:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 15.185.130) Location: USA
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/27/2011 2:19:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Rockville,Maryland
Comment: It's a pretty good album my opinion not his best work but very much up there. I didn't start listening to common until the "Be" album and since then i've been a fan,his classic album "Resurrection" had all No I.D beats (i've never heard it before) so this is new to me as far as his workiong with 'em,cop it if your a fan if not cop it anyway it's a nice album.
Name: (Posted: 12/26/2011 10:59:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: israel
Comment: @ j-mart-where nyc at? WU-TANG, and any affiliates. Name anyone that could out rap killa priest, or hell razah, or gza. Kool g. rap still murders shit, and never went pop. Want new blood? Rashad and confidence, and meyhem lauren. Mainstream radio is something else entirely.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/25/2011 6:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.212.156)
Location: Ontario,Can.
Comment: Welcome back Com!
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/24/2011 12:55:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: J-City, Nigeria
Comment: No ID's productions saved this album. the r&b hooks/choruses are HIGHLY UNNECESSARY PLEASE!!!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/23/2011 8:44:00 AM; Partial IP: 15.185.130)
Location: USA
Comment: This album is popsy and boring and soft. Typical attempt at major label mass appeal which we all know leads to a shit product. This is one of those. Don't waste your money on this one. Does anyone leave F-----g R&B off their damn album these days? It's supposed to be HIP-HOP. This ain't it. The only saving grace is No ID's production. Glad to see him get some shine again. Highly underrated. Maybe they'll release the instrumentals. Like Com said "I Used To Love Her", well, I USED to Like Com. Come on bro. Shit's weak.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/23/2011 1:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 75.250.140)
Comment: This is the full package deal! One of the best albums of 2011, amazing flow over fantastic beats! Smart as hell, melodic and diverse! MASTERPIECE, a PERFECT ALBUM!! Going to "need" this one on VINYL UGHH!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 11:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .140.60.37)
Location: Skopje via Taichung
Comment: I ain't gonna fucking brag about taste of music, cuz u don't discuss tastes, but fuck it man this is real COMMON shit. Beats are dope as hell, and Common lyrics are on point as well. If u hate it u either don't understand hiphop or u just subscribed hater
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 7:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .248.70.54)
Location: A-town
Comment: Can't stop listening. Dope! Uhh VINYL PLEASE!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 5:20:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: DFW-318
Comment: Nice album! Common is tight! Support Real Hip Hop....
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 1:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 123.207.45)
Location: Constanta,Romaia
Comment: like always common step his game up. peace
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/22/2011 12:58:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: raleigh norf cack
Comment: mane fuck yall n*ggaz sayin this aint good this shyt is typical common what the hell wrong wit yall n*ggaz? shyt is dope support real shyt. yall n*ggaz are prolly the same lames saying the roots cd aint dope. open your mind people hip hop dont have to sound the same all the time. if a hook got singin on it and it sound hot and still got a hard beat and dope lyrics then fugg it it still dope. yall rating common like he drake or some shyt.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 4:44:00 PM; Partial IP: .128.46.18)
Location: 413
Comment: What's with all the hate? this album is solid. Just because the music is targeted to a large audience does not make this crap.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 3:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 116.89.103)
Location: Norway
Comment: one of the best albums out now, common is hip hop. ALL U FAGGOT HATERS KEEP DICK RIDING HARD...
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/21/2011 7:56:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: KC
Comment: Very solid album. Some of these people should give it a listen... it's a nice change of pace to whatever wannabe Wu-tang Boston rappers that are out now
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2011 12:41:00 PM; Partial IP: .108.3.241)
Location: Not really sure...
Comment: Okay let's see then... all of these Ja-Hooks (a la Ashanti fame... ho ho ho ... hahahaha... hmph... anyway) need to go. This is ridiculous!!! This is not a Common album. No ID production is decent but damnnnnnn... these wrethced hooks... they claws there upon me flesh like the rotten pincers of a sea roach. Blast it all.... BLAST ITTTTTT (shakes open hands in the air).
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2011 11:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 62.138.130)
Location: MTL
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2011 11:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 150.133.66)
Location: scotland
Comment: apart from ghetto dreams this sucks balls , cheesy crap singing all the way thought
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 12/17/2011 12:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 237.34.198)
Location: France
Comment: the pyramid is the sign
Name: (Posted: 12/17/2011 8:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 208.213.11)
Location: b
Comment: Don't get me wrong, Still the most shit I have in my catalog is from NY or Mass. Homeboy Sandman might gring it back
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/17/2011 7:30:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.123.36)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: Common has put out some really hot albums over the years. But this is the best made album that i'ver ever heard!. No I.D. done brought the heat to this album.
Name: (Posted: 12/17/2011 2:55:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: So. Cal
Comment: Ouch!...J-Mart, you really make them have it. Speaking honestly, NEW YOOOORK! Whats going on man? You guys should really take this shit back. Every one else is progressing, WEST, MIDWESt, SOUTH...its your turn. Show Us!
Name: (Posted: 12/17/2011 2:02:00 AM; Partial IP:
Location: denver
Comment: When will the instrumental be out?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/16/2011 8:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 208.213.11)
Location: Boulder
Comment: Hey New York! Detroit and Chicago have STOLEN any shred of decent Hip-Hop you once called your "Golden Sound". You spent too much time trying to sound like wack southern rappers and trying to make dance hooks. Pretty soon no one is going to remember the boroughs.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/16/2011 7:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 173.58.206)
Location: NYC
Comment: No, thank you.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/16/2011 12:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 88.198.178)
Location: Long Island NY
Comment: Common No I.D gives for an amazing hip hop album deff copin this and the new roots album support real hip hop
Name: (Posted: 12/16/2011 12:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 10.158.236)
Location: virginia beach,va
Comment: havent heard the full album yet but the videos are to songs that are weak as far as content and skills compared to previous common lps he has lowered the bar. "watches reality shows and spends her mans money" -sounds like a ghetto n*ggaz worst nightmare not dream. all he had to do was rhyme without trying to cater to the new simple rhyme crowd that only knows southern accents and weak repetitive content. him and nas could have really made a track like nas on john blaze! original mcs all ways have to leave the underground hanging these days/we are ready to spend money too you know
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/15/2011 2:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
Comment: Its Common Sense to buy this album
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/15/2011 12:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .89.153.53)
Location: troy, mi
Comment: dope album. just when hip hop needs it. one of the best common album in a mn
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/14/2011 3:07:00 PM; Partial IP: .88.16.135)
Location: Atlanta
Comment: Best Common album in a minute. No ID BRINGS IT. This album once again proves the point that dope beats and dope rhymes is all it takes. Thanks Common
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/14/2011 10:42:00 AM; Partial IP: 22.201.152)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: All the tracks are good. In fact this album is Common's best in years.
Name: (Posted: 12/12/2011 10:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 245.137.36)
Location: tdot
Comment: good to see another album with only one emcee guest appearance...illmatic & ready to die style...
Name: (Posted: 12/9/2011 1:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 149.159.98)
Location: PLYMOUTH, UK
Comment: At last Common back with no I.D. This should be another classic unlike the last LP which was absolute garbage! Common welcome back!!!
Name: (Posted: 12/9/2011 4:45:00 AM; Partial IP: 06.251.217)
Location: Baltimore
Comment: Looking forward to this album, so far I like what I hear.
Name: (Posted: 12/1/2011 11:03:00 AM; Partial IP: 201.254.71)
Location: Alexandria Virginia
Comment: Whaaat!this is about to be a classic
Name: (Posted: 11/27/2011 1:56:00 PM; Partial IP: .52.48.227)
Location: Canada
Comment: Thank God Com is back! It sounds like the passion is back. I can feel "SOmeday It'll All Make Sense" in the vibes of these tracks, but its a different kind of energy but its great. I'm excited. We need these guys to keep it legit. I haven't been feeling Common since "Like Water for Chocolate".
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2011 8:31:00 PM; Partial IP:
Location: Los angeles, Ca
Comment: No pharell, produce by no I.D. Yes!!!!! Common last album was garbage. This sound like it might be a classic, that's what up
Name: (Posted: 11/23/2011 11:44:00 AM; Partial IP: .89.224.97)
Location: LA.C.A ALLDAY
Comment: from those three videos it seems like common is back. It looks like he through pharell out the window. I hope the hole album is tight. PEACE TO THE WORLD.. SUPPORT THE 99%.
Name: (Posted: 10/20/2011 8:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 37.245.206)
Location: Canada
Comment: Finally back with no I.D.
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2011 4:16:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
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