While the whole music world is celebrating Common’s new album The Dreamer/The Believer, there is somebody who is not too pleased with the piece. Maya Angelou, who recites a poem on the semi title track, “The Dreamer,” has now revealed to the NY Post that she is not too happy with some of the rapper’s lyrics on the song.
“I had no idea that Common was using the piece we had done together on [a track] in which he also used the ‘N’ word numerous times. I’m surprised and disappointed. I don’t know why he chose to do that. I had never heard him use that [word] before. I admired him so because he wasn’t singing the line of least resistance.”
Common was quick to response:
“I told her what ‘The Dreamer’ was about and what I wanted to get across to people. I wanted young people to hear this and feel like they could really accomplish their dreams.”
You be the judge on the above. The Dreamer/The Believer hits stores this Tuesday, December 20.
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