[Hip-Hop] Jay-Z – Open Letter Pt. II (Feat. Common)

Open Letter Pt. II Feat. Common

Jay-Z made headlines last week when he unveiled his “Open Letter” to the world. While the song was meant to tackle all the scrutiny surrounding Hov, it ironically created even more controversy when a few lines about President Obama forced The White House to provide some answers about his trip to Cuba. Blessing the record for part two is another artist whose close association with the President has caused some problems in the past. While the issue in question happened nearly two years ago, Common wants to let us know he still hasn’t forgotten the insults spewed at him during that tumultuous period. Let’s see if anything sprouts up as a result of this iteration of the track.

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[Hip-Hop] Common – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.) (Prod. J. Period)

Common‘s “I Used To Love H.E.R.” is revered as one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time. Nearly twenty years later, we finally have a sequel in “The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.).” The track was crafted for J. Period‘s new mixtape, Rage Is Back, dropping on February 12th in celebration of his new novel by the same name. While the title implies it’s a follow up to the original, I wouldn’t hold it to the same standards as the 1994 classic. It’s much too short, with only one real verse, and doesn’t seem to share the same magical qualities. Even then, it’s still a solid track, and a nice tribute to the Chicago veteran’s legacy.

’Common, J. Period – “The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)”‘
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