Song: Common "Raw"
Album: The Dreamer/The Believer
Label: Warner Bros./Think Common Music Inc.
A far cry from Common's Finding Forever claim of picking up chicks by saying, "I got my SAG card, baby I'm an actor," here we find Common conflicted of being real dude from Chicago's Southside, but also a politically conscious rapper and a successful Hollywood actor.
But don't ever take him for a cardboard-cutout of a man, or get it misconstrued by assuming it's impossible to be equal parts hard-nosed street kid, enlightened cultural griot, and rich thespian. On his latest album somebody makes the mistake of labeling him “Hollywood,” causing Com to revert back to his Chi-town roots and showing him there's more than one use for a glass bottle.
The line even more entertaining because you don't expect Common to kick that brand of violent rap. But then again, we didn't think Com was really gonna get at Drake either but there you go.