Sunday, March 9, 2008

Common Says The Light Is Love in '08 so Push Those Clocks Ahead and Listen to His Shit.

This track snuck up on me, but after giving it a listen or 2, I can't turn it off. The original "The Light" on Like Water for Chocolate was arguably the best track on that album and didn't need any tweaking. As part of a Smirnoff campaign, several artists/producers were commissioned to create some shit. Just Blaze came through with a Lamont Dozier sample with a little guitar, some heavy strings, added new drums, scratches, vocals from Marsha Ambrosius- one half of Floetry, and created a classic to be. He didn't incorporate any of the Bobby Caldwell sample or the drums that Dilla/?uestlove used.

It's a sunny day, we have an extra hour of sunlight, baseball starts in a couple of weeks- that's some love shit. Life is good. Put this shit on and zone out.

The Light '08 (It's Love)- Common

The sample:

Lamont Dozier- Interlude Trying to Hold Onto My Woman

The Light- Common

The sample for the original "The Light":

Bobby Caldwell- Open Your Eyes (The Light)

Here's another joint featuring Common and Marsha of Floetry- this track is incredible- never had flutes hit me like that:

Hi-Tek ft. Nas, J Dilla, Common, Busta, & Marsha of Floetry- Music For Life

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