A little late, but this album deserves a thread. The music on the album by pianist Samora Pinderhughes, bass player Burnis Travis and Karriem Riggins as drummer/producer. As you can hear from the song below, they’re a beautiful combination. Also there’s a Dilla beat. Guests, among others, are Daniel Ceasar, Leikeli47, BJ The Chicago Kid and Jill Scott As far as Common himself is concerned, he's still a great rapper that has a lot to say. His rapping is more playful on this one than on his last few albums. Overall I would go as far as to say that this is his best album since Be.