In honor day two of the North Coast Music Festival today’s song is Common’s “The Corner”. Common will be taking the stage tonight at 8:30 in Chicago’s union park. This song discusses the life of one living on the hard streets with a classic neo-retro hip hop beat. Common isn’t about being overtly flashy or in your face, but about being well rhymed verses put down with finesse over well thought out beats. His lyrics are fun, but he does want you to come away thinking about something, at least just a little. This song is a good microcosm of those talents. Also, the video is pretty interesting and shows Chicago – albeit in the winter – in a very cool manner.
Enjoy your Saturday!