13 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Common and Kanye West link up, they bring out each other’s soulful sides. The eight tracks Kanye produces on Finding Forever are full of vintage samples, crooning gospel choirs, and fresh R&B hooks, all of which beautifully underpin Common’s thoughtful rhymes. Consider “Drivin’ Me Wild,” on which a couple’s love affair is scored by splashy hi-hats and tinkling piano chords. Just as sweet is “So Far to Go,” a lush, laidback collaboration with D’Angelo produced by the late J Dilla.

EDITORS’ NOTES

When Common and Kanye West link up, they bring out each other’s soulful sides. The eight tracks Kanye produces on Finding Forever are full of vintage samples, crooning gospel choirs, and fresh R&B hooks, all of which beautifully underpin Common’s thoughtful rhymes. Consider “Drivin’ Me Wild,” on which a couple’s love affair is scored by splashy hi-hats and tinkling piano chords. Just as sweet is “So Far to Go,” a lush, laidback collaboration with D’Angelo produced by the late J Dilla.

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