@lilmallrat has some sold out Australian shows coming up! Where do you want to see her play next? #📷: @j0shcook from her show at Eatons Hill Hotel opening for @postmalone
19/1 - Brisbane, Australia @ Foundry Records
20/1 - Sydney, Australia @ The Metro Theatre
21/1 - Fitzroy, Australia @ Evelyn Hotel
@common – Electric Circus (Released 2002)
4 Ears - 👂👂👂👂
SOS – Between Me, You & Liberation
Electric Circus is an album from Common that many have not heard; first released in 2002 it was an album that broke free from the status quo of the rap game. At a time where albums had a dark tone or beat to them, Electric Circus shook the game up. It challenged what many thought a hip-hop album could or should be. It focuses on a completely different tone, with the use of peculiar instruments like a harmonica for example, found on the excellent track ‘I got a Right Ta’.
The beats take you on an aural journey, stimulating your ears with pronounced percussions it really is something extraordinary. If you were to listen to it today it would feel like it was released a year or two ago. Some of the themes on the album are still relevant today, like the track Between Me, You & Liberation. This track focuses on three mini stories; the first verse focuses on a dialogue between common and a woman who was sexually abused when she was young by her father. The second takes us on a journey with his aunt who is struggling with cancer, and the emotions they are going through. The final verse is about one of his friends who are struggling with their sexual identity. It is handled delicately with simple yet effective bars; they are very descriptive and delivered with commons signature flow.
Production on this album is fantastic as well with J Dilla and James Poyser lending their talents and expertise to help bring this excellent album to life. Each track flows effortlessly to the next. Continuing the trend of unorthodox hip hop backed by Common’s excellent lyricism and flow; stellar beats that are intoxicating and carefully selected guests like Cee Lo Green, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Pharrell Williams and more. This album showed that it is OK to think outside of the box and do things differently. Not many rappers can do what Common did on this album, and it’s a shame it’s been slept on.
Guys! February 5th! FREE SHOW. Come celebrate our front man's BIRTHDAY! Carlos will be turning some kind of old and we'll be rocking out at @64northorlando with an incredible line up!
See you there 🤘🖤🤘🖤🤘🖤