Tuesday, December 16, 2008

UnCommon Classics



.. I always love finding hidden gems. Finding something that's rare or unique is just a rush, you feel like your eyes are open to unchartered territory- it's quite ill.

Hand me a late pass, but I found Kevin Nottingham's dope ass hip-blog today and I gotta shout dude out for these discs of unreleased and rare Common material. Comm one of the nicest out - but this is stuff you've never heard, or at least I haven't heard most of it so it's new to me. If y'all heard it before, then props 'cause this is exclusive.

Enough bullshit, let's get to the point - During their "Common Week" last week, Kevin Nott and Co posted Comm's original demo tape and various other lesser-known stuff from his earlier catalog.

Yours truly provided the Mick Boogie Uncommon, the demo leaked on FSD, Risky Bizzness compiled two UnCommon Classics tapes and DJ Giavanny & Team Invasion West hooked up Common Cold.

Check the links, & Good looks Kev!.. Enjoy!




Mick Boogie - UnCommon


1. Common Intro 0:42
2. 1999 ft. Sadat X 2:38
3. Claimin' Respect ft. ED O.G. 2:05
4. State to State ft. NO I.D. 2:52
5. Who Shot Ya? ft. KRS One 1:58
6. Resurrection 3:10
7. Common Interlude 0:16
8. The Bizness ft. De La Soul 2:32
9. Car Horn 1:52
10. Sun God 1:52
11. Like They Used To Say 2:17
12. May Be One Day ft. Brand Nubian 2:49
13. Verbal Murder ft. Big Pun 1:58
14. Play Dis ft. Saukrates 2:34
15. High Expectations 3:11
16. Life Goes On ft. AZ 1:51
17. Slam Pit ft. The Beatnuts 0:59
18. The League Freestyle 2003 1:06
19. Days of Our Life ft. De La Soul 3:37
20. The Hurricane 1:14
21. Hip-Hop 101 (Live) 4:05
22. Common Interlude 0:17
23. Respiration ft. Blackstar 3:24
24. Reminisce ft. Mos Def & Bilal 2:30
25. In The Sun 1:23
26. Act Too (Live on MTV) 4:11
27. The Truth ft. Pharaohe Monch 2:16
28. 6th Sense (Live in Germany) 2:29
29. The Future of Hip-Hop 1:05
30. The Bitch In Yoo 2:42
31. The Bitch In Yoo Part 2 (Demo) 1:01
32. The Remedy ft. Q-Tip 4:06
33. Come Close Part 2 ft. Q-Tip 2:20
34. Come Close Part 3 ft. Phife Dawg 2:28
35. Common Outro 0:19
36. So Cool (Bonus Track) 2:37




Common - UnAmerican Caravan - The Demo Tape - 1991

  1. First Days of New School
  2. Take It Easy (Demo Version)
  3. 2 The Temple
  4. Who Stole The Clippers
  5. The Caravan Train
  6. Divide & Conquer
  7. A = For Effort




Risky Bizness - UnCommon Classics


  1. Freestyle (feat. Prince) - Live @ The Metro; Chicago IL 11/22/00
  2. Soul By The Pound (Thump Remix)
  3. Tekzilla
  4. Confusion (w/ Just Ro)
  5. Slam Pit (w/ The Beatnuts)
  6. Interview (f/ Joe Clair / DJ Love)
  7. Fresh Rhymes (feat. J.U.I.C.E. & O-Type Star)
  8. High Expectations
  9. Lately I’ve Been Thinking (feat. Sean Lett)
  10. Freestyle (feat. Funkmaster Flex)
  11. The Remedy (feat. A Tribe Called Quest)
  12. Freestyle (feat. DJ Honda)
  13. Reminding Me Of Self (Roots Remix)
  14. Like They Used To Say
  15. Sun God (feat. Hi-Tek)
  16. Divide & Conquer
  17. Can-I-Bus (feat. Y-Not)
  18. The Bitch In Yoo (Ice Cube Dis)
  19. State To State (feat. No I.D. & Dug Infinite)
  20. Da Bizness (feat. De La Soul)
  21. Ressurection (Large Professor Remix)
  22. 8 Minutes To Sunrise (feat. Jill Scott)
  23. A Better Tommorrow (feat. Brand Nubian)
  24. Car Horn
  25. Play Dis (98′ Version) (feat. Saukrates)
  26. U.N.I. Verse All (feat. The Roots)
  27. A For Effort
  28. The Light (feat. Prince) Live @ The Metro Chicago, Il, 11/22/00


Risky Bizness - More UnCommon Classics - The Return of Illinois

  1. Intro (Be Yourself)
  2. Resurrection (Extra P Remix)
  3. The Jam
  4. Embrace The Chaos
  5. Out For The Cash
  6. Life Goes On
  7. 89,9-Wkcr Radio Freestyle
  8. Mic Set
  9. In The Sun
  10. Act Too (The Love Of My Life)
  11. Play Dis
  12. One For Love
  13. Money For Doe
  14. Who Stole The Clippers
  15. 88.5-Whpk Radio Freestyle
  16. The Truth
  17. Don’t Come My Way
  18. 1-9-9-9
  19. UnAmerican Caravan
  20. The Bitch In Yoo
  21. Some unCommon Breaks


DJ Giovanny & Team Invasion West - The Common Cold


  1. Go (Unreleased Live Version)
  2. Interlude
  3. So Far To Go (Original Version) Ft. D’Angelo
  4. Don’t Say Goodnight (Orig. Sample In So Far To Go)
  5. Open Your Eyes (Orig. Sample In The Light)
  6. Open Your Eyes (Unreleased)
  7. The Light (4 U RMX) Ft. Erykah Badu
  8. This Love I Have (Orig. Sample In I Want You)
  9. Interlude
  10. I Want You (DJ Giovanny RMX) Ft. Q-Tip
  11. Feel Like Makin Love (Orig. Sample In I Want You)
  12. I’ve Been Thinking
  13. All Night Long Ft. Brand New Heavies
  14. The Car Horn
  15. Testify (Unreleased Demo Mix) Ft. Darien Brockington
  16. Doinit (Madlib B-Side RMX)
  17. They Used To Say
  18. Someday (Orig. Sample In Break My Heart)
  19. Break My Heart (Unreleased Live Version)
  20. The Changing World (Orig. Sample In I Used To Love H.E.R.)
  21. I Used To Love H.E.R. (Unreleased Live Version)
  22. Heaven (9th Wonder RMX)
  23. Heaven (Demo Version) Ft. D’Angelo
  24. Unreleased Track Ft. Lauryn Hill

1 comment:

  1. man thanks, i needed this,good hip hop for my ears

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