Common Releases Preview Stream Of "The Dreamer, The Believer"

UPDATE #2: Com enlists Maya Angelou, Nas and John Legend for his upcoming project.

In anticipation of Common's The Dreamer, The Believer, the tracklist has been revealed for the album, due December 20th.

The final tracklist, revealed on No I.D.'s Instagram page, features guest appearances from Maya Angelou on "The Dreamer," Nas on "Ghetto Dreams" and his G.O.O.D. Music peer John Legend on "The Believer."

Check the full tracklist below (via RR).

[November 13]

UPDATE: Common has revealed the cover art for his upcoming album, The Dreamer, The Believer (via Complex).

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[November 15]

UPDATE #2: Common has released a full preview/stream of his upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer (via 2DB).

RELATED: Common Speaks On Working Relationship With No I.D., Previews "The Dreamer, The Believer"

136 Comments

  • YADIG

    COMMON A WEAK ASS NIGGA!!! I'M A YOUNG MONEY SOLDIER NIGGA STEP TO ME IF YOU WANT PROBLEMS BITCH!! STILL GOT THE .45 TUCKED IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT NEXT TO THE IPHONE CHARGER TRICK!! ASK ABOUT ME!!! 5 LETTERS: YMCMB LIL WAYNE IS THE G.O.A.T.

  • YADIG

    DAMN THIS SHIT WEAK AND BORING AS FUCK!! I TRIED TO LISTEN WITH AN OPEN MIND BUT I ENDED FALLIN ASLEEP ON MY KEYBOARD!! NOT 1 HOT SONG!!! THIS GRANDPA ASS NIGGA SUCKS!! 5 LETTERS: YMCMB

  • na

    Fuck common. Always gotta be droppin racist lines every other track on every album dont he

  • ASEE

    Best Common album since Like Water... way better than Be to my ears

  • Anonymous

    track 4 so sweet = fire!! same sample used on Kidz in tthe Hall's middle of the map!!! ;)

  • Anonymous

    Album is a Near Masterpeice!!!..Common's Best Album since BE ..Great Records on this album

  • TonyViera

    Love The Record!!!!

  • Mohammed

    Top 3 album of the year. Best Common album since Be...

  • joe5286

    nice illuminati iconography on the cover... when did hip hop get hijacked by this bs??

    • Anonymous

      now people can't see a triangles without actin' paranoid seein' Illuminatis ewerywhere. you know you can see a square if u want to see a square, stop thinkin the way they want you to think

  • bodymoremurdaland

    NOW THIS IS HIP-HOP AT IT'S FINEST RIGHT HERE....YOU ARE DEFINTELY NOT A SKIPPING A TRACK ON HERE

  • j. riot

    Dope album, COMMON SENSE for life.

  • Anonymous

    IF U LOVE HIPHOP AND I MEAN REALLY LOVE HIPHOP BUY THE DREAMER THE BELIEVER ..DAMN THAT "GOLD" SONG JUST MADE ME REALIZE WHY I LOVE HIPHOP NOT RAP MUSIC HIPHOP!! IF THIS ALBUM ISNT NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY NEXT YEAR ..OOUHHHH I NOT EVEN GONNA COMMENT FURTHER ,,FREAKING GREAT ALBUM THIS IS

  • him

    i dont know what the fuck joe talking about with that eminem line but anyway resurrection was an amazing album but that was 94' bra, its 2011 an artist has to expand his style and sound.

  • 500

    I like some songs on here. No ID can be dope (see "Ready Set Go" T.i. or Resurrection by Common) But only a few songs grab me instantly, and not the singles. This is definitely no Water for Chocolate or Be (RIP DIlla) but it might grow on me. one thing is for sure tho, GOOD music dropped the ball hard this year.

    • Anonymous

      Why do fans always have to compare and artist's album to his previous work? Artists (just like everyone else) grow and develop. Nobody is the same person they were 5-10 years ago. Let a brotha grow, along with the music. Nobody said the album was gonna be another, "Be" or "Resurrection". Damn!

  • Anonymous

    Just as jay-z got yall watching the throne, artists like common, kendrick lamar, and the roots bring your attention back to us, the people, and the culture. Hip-Hop

  • honest truth

    i dont even wanna hear it yet i want the wow effect next week.

  • Ash

    Album is sounding phenomenal, not a mediocre track on it, definitely copping this next week.

  • Almar

    The Album is dope as fuck, only listened once so far but it's only gonna get better after a few more listens.

  • Anonymous

    If anybody who CLAIMS to listen to hiphop dont cope this album when it drops ..you need to slap yourself with brass knuckles **hard**...Sonically this album is Beautiful!!!

  • Roger Rabbit

    Resurrection (Classic) One Day It'll All Make Sense (Classic) Like Water For Chocolate(Classic) Be (Classic) The Dreamer, The Believer (Gonna be a classic) Why is Common never mentioned along the greatest rappers of all time?

    • John-Boy

      Because he doesnt cater to the negative sterotypes that make blacks look like crack dealers, thugs, and bitch beaters. The most promoted rappers are the ones who paint blacks in a negative light. Common isnt mention amongst the greatest for the same reason Lupe, Nas, Talib Kweli, and several other extrememly talented rappers will never be listed amongst the greatest.

    • Anonymous

      i disagree about odiwams and ressurection as classic, but i do agree common is very underrated.

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  • Anonymous

    MOST YALL DONT EVEN HAVE THE FOGGIEST CLUE WHAT AND WHY PYRAMIDS EXIST SO JUST SHUT UP PLEASE BLACK PPL IN AMERICA LOOK SO DAMN IGNORANT WHEN PPL FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD SEE THE TYPE OF CRAP YALL WOULD CHOSE TO BELIEVE ..HAVE ANY OF YALL EVER PICKED UP A BOOK ?

  • Anonymous

    Everybody please shut the fuck up about that damn illuminati shit. Don't none of yall know anything about it and neither do me. Just listen to the damn album.

  • Anonymous

    wow, if the first thing your thinking about when your about to buy this album is the illuminati just because of some triangles, then just dont bother to even buy it in the first place

  • Derrick Brown

    Who said a black man in the illuminati? Last time I checked that was the biggest racist party.

    • Greys88

      First now the illuminati doesn't exist, now its a racist party? You guys would suck the devils cock if he let you...people are just wondering why this sudden interest in eyes, the macabre, and pyramids, especially when its from the most popular or famous artists. There is something with this symbolism and quoting Kendrick Lamar isn't an intelligent refutation of the illuminati. Illuminati doesn't care about race if you know anything about...but leave it to some black folks to think everything revolves around race. I like this album too, but the cover being "artistic expression" but not being able to explain it is fishy...that's why the illuminati ideas are running rampant. If you never studied or understood it i can see how you don't see its relevance, but trust me if you do, you'll connect some dots. Oh shit i wrote way too much...back to some occult Common music!

    • Anonymous

      And you must be a kendrick lamar fan

    • Anonymous

      kendrickkkkkkkkk

  • Anonymous

    *Sigh* come on people look at the cover again and look closely this time. look real close. Where is the pyramid? What is it in the middle of? Now turn it upside down what do you see. Dreamer, believer.

  • Adrian A Classic Joseph

    Newsflash, the illuminati does not allow black people into its organisation let alone rappers. But hey it's provocative it gets the people talking so lets mess with them because a standard portrait picture on the cover album wouldn't have as many comments.

    • Anonymous

      newsflash, I didn't know we knew all about the illuminatis, their rules and what people are members. I mean it s supposed to be a secret society... I mean we don't even know if it exists...

  • Yung Egg

    Another cover, that looks like "Watch The Throne" type of shit. Eveything's must be conspiracy, must have triangles in every possible way, must be connected to illuminati, etc. That's so creative. Personally, I think it's poor. Very poor.

  • DpaKMusic

    Fresh, i think its perfect. Probably buying this for sure..

  • Darius

    As soon as I saw the artwork, I knew people would mention the Illuminati *sigh* we see a pyramid and everyone flips out. Good artwork but I wish the Album was released the date it said it waa orginally going to be out November 22nd (something like that) Common is one of my favourite Artists who manages to release great Albums time after time, I am loving the Singles.

    • Truth

      A Fucking Triangle let alone a pyramid. I kinda (jus a lil) believe some of the aspects of the "illuminati" conspiracy but even i admit some people are fucking paranoid

  • triPAUD

    I don't love it but I like it

  • Anonymous

    Anyone noticed how artists only started putting this sort of imagery into their work AFTER people made claims? Interesting. It's called feeding into the hype.

  • Anonymous

    Do people actually understand what symbols are? I've noticed how these believers in the illuminati have the most coloured view on things. And it's religion that's done the colouring. Utter morons. They don't realise that one of the meanings of the eye symbol is God, instead use other ties to freemasonry. Complete fucktards. When you read books, read a wide variety of opinions instead of those that just tout what you want to believe.

  • zach

    The album better be dope and common's pops songs are always dope and are among my favorite songs from him. its funny how people are going crazy over this album cover though. They could just be individual triangles. I guess Geometry is Illuminati as well huh?

  • OG J Fearing

    This cover is an epic success.

  • Almar

    Gonna Be a Fuckin Classic.

  • yodaddy

    also I find it funny that some people don't know that Egypt is in Africa. smh

    • yodaddy

      yes I acknowledge that there are Egyptian symbols in US politics "want a cookie" but I also believe that many do not understand the significance of those Egyptian influences on US politics. I believe its important to educate ourselves and each other instead of thinking that certain images such as the pyramid is immediately associated with the occult. does that make sense? yes, I do read and no I do not hang out with dumb people but I do try to help educate some of them.

    • thought dog

      You hang around some dumb ass people.

    • want a cookie?

      Do you know that most of the US symbols like the Lincoln Monuement, Pentagon, Eagle, etc. all have ancient Egyptian roots, and even further back to Babylon with Nimrod and the Tower of Babel. Do you read? Do you research? Or do you just spout your opinion as fact?

  • yodaddy

    its amazing how you can go to other countries and people know incredible history about Egypt and Akhenaten/Horus but you talk to Americans (especially blacks) about Egypt or pyramids and they automatically think "illuminati." smh people dont seem to know their own history. I like the cover btw.

  • jg

    this looks like gimmicky art. He shouldve used something more soulful and simple

  • Brandon Hamm

    Cool album cover

  • Andre

    I love how people even are assuming those are pyramids, they are just triangles colored gold and black. Only cunts believe that Jay-Z or Common could be in the Illuminati, they aren't rich enough even if illuminati existed.

  • Anonymous

    if this was a jay z cover people would be flipping their shit about illuminati. people decide whose in illuminati based on who they like and who they dont like personally. fuking idiots

    • the_thruth

      First thing I though was... let Kanye or Jay pull this cover and watch the backlash... then I saw your comment

    • yall both dum

      yall know the egyptians were heavy into magic, which goes against anything godly. but yall want to be like oh they built pyramids. who cares? hitler built the blueprint for the boy scout...should his image and symbolisms be admired?

    • Randy Ramrattan

      for real i was thinkin the same thing...its sad people take away from the fact that egyptians created such architectural feats and also all the other ancient cultures that created their own types of pyramids and reduce all that to "oh shit it's a pyramid, must be illuminati"...these brainwashed mother fuckers are practically their own cult, the real illuminati probably loves dumb fucks like that

  • Anonymous

    Damn, Common's even using pyramids/cult symbolism in his covers now?

  • Anonymous

    Dope ass album cover!

  • Mylie

    wow at the album cover

  • youngchiboi80thmay

    common is back. chi-town is takin over hip hop now

  • Anonymous

    Listen to common tracks 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZkUCv3i5U0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZkUCv3i5U0

  • Anonymous

    gonna be a dope album. Fuck Young Money

  • COLD MEMORIES

    COMMON IS A REAL NIGGA! REAL HIP HOP IS BACK! FUCK LIL WAYNE! FUCK POP MUSIC! YOU CAN HATE ME NOW!

  • Vlad Kush

    I know Common is dope.. but for some reason I have to force myself to listen to him.he's boring as fuck! http://vkushbeats.com $5 Beats/ $29 Exclusives use the employee coupon code"kush50" for huge discount!

  • Jean Toomer

    guaranteed dogshit, even with the WHITE ghostwriter. rap retards need to read some BOOKS, some of which are written by actual black folks. Gil-Scot Heron dead is >>>>>> this witless fuck's career. UNIVERSAL MIND CONTROL II, YO!

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    ghetto dreams and blue sky two dope tracks album gone be fire

  • Nic Walsh

    this has been around for a few weeks.

  • MCEihtDayzOf89'

    the pops songs are always dope his pops be spittin game

  • MCEihtDayzOf89'

    only 12 tracks ? better not be many fillers .

  • WHat!

    My favorite tracks on common records are always the pops speaking ones. His father puts it down better than him.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZkUCv3i5U0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZkUCv3i5U0 Common-lighter(2011) dec 20th if you dreaming must be believing

  • Anonymous

    LOGIN / REGISTER COMMUNITY BLOG FAQ BROWSE RELEASES LATEST Search Advanced search +69 -3 report fake Drake - Take Care (Deluxe Version) [Official Album][CD-Rip] seeders: 4734leechers: 1002 DOWNLOAD TORRENT To download this torrent, you need a P2P BitTorrent client Vuze Added on Nov 9, 2011 by theLEAK -7831 in Music Torrent verified by iKickass, yesterday. Downloaded 17900 times. COMMENTS 53 TECHNICAL MAIN add torrent to bookmarks add to rss Artist: Drake Album: Take Care Aubrey "Drake" Graham (born October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, rapper and singer signed to Universal Records. So far he has released three mixtapes, 2006's Room for Improvement, 2007's Comeback Season, and 2009's critically acclaimed So Far Gone, which is considered one of the best albums of 2009 even though it is only a mixtape. He is in the beginning stages of recording his major label debut, tentatively titled Thank Me Later, which is projected to be released late 2009. Albums: So Far Gone, My Name Is Drizzy, Heartbreak Drake, Best Of Drizzy, Heartbreak Drake 2, The Ladies Love Drake, Best I Ever Had, So Far Gone EP, The Drizzy Effect, Ready To Fly, Property Of October, Seasonal Intuition, Its Been A Pleasure, Heartbreak Drake 4, Heartbreak Drake 3, Toronto, Comeback Season 2, Over, Seasonal Intuition 2, i, DrakeOver, Best Of So Far, Far From Over, Find Your Love, Congratulations, Thank Me Later, Shut It Down, New, Fireworks, Made In October, Born Successful, 9 AM In Dallas, Bollywood Flow, Toronto Vol III, Thank Me Now, Forever, Houstatlantavegas, Toronto Vol IV, ThankMeLater, No More Thank Yous, Young Sweet Jones, Messages From You, Young Sweet Jones 2, I Get Lonely Too, Sincerely Yours, Octobers Very Own, Same mistakes, More Than Enough, Thank You And Farewell, Thank, Heartbreak, Toronto Vol VII, Separate Lives, Valentines Day, Be Back Soon, Dreams Money Can Buy, Trust Issues, Im On One, Im Not Myself, Club Paradise, Round Of Applause, Free Spirit, I Am Toronto 2, Take Care, Thank Us Later Drake - Take Care (Deluxe Version) [Official Album][CD-Rip] (Size: 184.24 MB) 00._Drake_-_Take Care (Deluxe Edition).m3u1.38 KB 01 Over My Dead Body (Feat. Chantal Kreviazuk).mp310.46 MB 02 Shot For Me.mp38.64 MB 03 Headlines.mp37.93 MB 04 Crew Love (Feat. The Weekend).mp38.03 MB 05 Take Care (Feat. Rihanna).mp310.64 MB 06 Marvins Room - Buried Alive (Interlude) (Feat. Kendrick Lamar).mp318.96 MB 07 Under Gound Kings.mp38.17 MB 08 Well Be Fine (Feat. Birdman).mp39.53 MB 09 Make Me Proud (Feat. Nicki Minaj).mp38.32 MB 10 Lord Knows (Feat. Rick Ross).mp311.8 MB 11 Cameras - Good Ones Go (Interlude).mp316.65 MB 12 Doing It Wrong.mp310.18 MB 13 The Real Her (Feat. Lil Wayne & Andr 3000).mp312.31 MB 14 Look What Youve Done.mp311.58 MB 15 HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right) (Feat. Lil Wayne).mp37.95 MB 16 Practice.mp39.14 MB 17 The Ride.mp313.46 MB A Message From Drake.jpg32.75 KB Album Artwork.jpg52.74 KB CD Retail 2.jpg202.91 KB CD Retail.jpg212.07 KB Description This is the only Official Take Care Deluxe Edition on the internet. Anything that is uploaded after is a duplicate. Secondly, the early leaks of Take Care is poor quality and had some glitches to some songs. It turns out that Track 17 is the bonus song on the physical CD. Artist : Drake Album : Take Care (Deluxe Edition) Genre : Hip-Hop/Rap Source : CD Year : 2011 Country : Bit Rate : 320 kbps Ripped By : Team CR Tracklist 01. Over My Dead Body 02. Shot For Me 03. Headlines 04. Crew Love (Feat. The Weekend) 05. Take Care (Feat. Rihanna) 06. Marvins Room / Buried Alive (Interlude) (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) 07. Under Gound Kings 08. Well Be Fine (Feat. Birdman) 09. Make Me Proud (Feat. Nicki Minaj) 10. Lord Knows (Feat. Rick Ross) 11. Cameras / Good Ones Go (Interlude) 12. Doing It Wrong 13. The Real Her (Feat. Lil Wayne & Andr 3000) 14. Look What You've Done 15. HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right) (Feat. Lil Wayne) 16. Practice 17. The Ride (Feat. The Weekend) Proof Just in case people doubt that this isn't a CD-Rip 1) http://www.pix2links.com/image/BIrZV.jpg 2) http://www.pix2links.com/image/z9fvr.jpg NOTES Made a mistake on adding the composer on some songs, please copy and paste this ones instead. Thanks 01. Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib 02. Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib 03. Aubrey Graham, Matthew Samuels, Noah Shebib, Adrian Eccleston 04. Aubrey Graham, Abel Tesfaye, Daniel McKinney 05. Aubrey Graham, Graham, Robyn Fenty, Jamie Smith, Quincy Jones, Walter Gold, John Gluck Jr., Herb Weiner, Gilbert Scott-Heron 06. Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib, Adrian Eccleston, Jason Beck, Kendrick Lamar 07. Aubrey Graham, Patrick Douthit 08. Aubrey Graham, Bryan Williams 09. Aubrey Graham, Onika Maraj, Tyler Williams, Nikhil Seetharam, Noah Shebib 10. Aubrey Graham, William Leonard Roberts II, Justin Smith 11. Aubrey Graham, Lexus Lewis 12. Aubrey Graham, Stevland Hardaway Judkins, Noah Shebib 13. Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., Andr Lauren Benjamin 14. Aubrey Graham, Chase N. Cashe 15. Aubrey Graham, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. 16. Aubrey Graham, Pharrell Williams, Noah Shebib 17. Aubrey Graham, Abel Tesfaye, Martin McKinney

  • Anonymous

    AYO POPS IS MAKIN A COMEBACK??? Forreal thats enough to convince me that the old Com is back.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZkUCv3i5U0

  • Anonymous

    the light (2011)-common http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZkUCv3i5U0

  • V-Nasty takes it up the pooper

    Yeah buddy!!!!!!!

  • LJbigbang

    Can't wait. Should be dope.

  • Anonymous

    All those tracks have been pure fire.

  • Nithesan Yoga

    This album is going to be fire!!! Common ! :)

  • Charles Lang

    I think this album finna suck

  • Charles Lang

    This album is going to suck

  • Anonymous

    dam i wish nas was on another track that we didnt hear

  • Anonymous

    more rappers should do 10 or twelve songs anyways cause most of the time we only get 6 hot tracks out of 15 and only 2 verses....not to mention only 3 min songs..smh...

  • Brandon Hamm

    I have a GREAT feeling about this album. Seriously, a GREAT feeling.

  • Rob Johnson

    12 songs? your in the major leagues can we get 15-16...anyway Common is one of my favorite MCs...gonna buy this one anyway

  • Daniel Gregory

    should be awesome. lets see

  • Mark A Jong

    I don't get why there are so many haters on this site? Clearly you all don't even like hip hop or something... Keen for this album.

  • Cracka_jacker

    When is life is good coming out!?!>>!

  • 1love

    wait...December 20th....i thought it was November 20th?????

  • da1

    Ghetto Dreams? How many times have I heard that title. You mothafuckas always rap about getting out the ghetto and the hardships of living in the ghetto but you still dream about it? Fuck out of here. I always hear about songs called ghetto dreams never ghetto nightmares, I guess the ghetto isn't that bad after all then huh?

    • Anonymous

      If he can't even get the meaning of that song, it's no suprise that most real artists have a hard time to meet commercial success.

    • Randy Ramrattan

      ya this dumbass must not have listened to the song at all...it's basically about a dream girl of someone in the ghetto....sexy, classy, but still got a hood side. you didn't even have to decipher anything to get that

    • Anonymous

      anybody care to point out the fact he completely misinterpreted the song?

    • Anonymous

      Chill out.. At least Common is a real artist doing a song like that unlike half of these wack ass rappers today..

    • Simple like ABC, 123

      WTF do you smoke? "Pangola"?

  • onelove

    shits gonna be dope!

  • Langston Who?

    Dogshit-- nigga needs to ask his WHITE GHOSTWRITER for more help and make that "Universal Coon Control II" we all know he's capable of.

  • Swordz

    Not hyped - lyrics will be good - but all beats by Dion?? (no ID) Not sure - wasn't impressed with the beats for Ghetto dreams or blue sky - sound outdated and boring.... When Kanye prouced most of BE - classic. No ID on this has a lot to live up tooo. I'll be copping regardless - so we'll see!

    • Mylie

      No. I.D. is knayes mentor. Common has wokred on resurection with him back in the days. and how the FUCK! does Bue Sky sound outdated? when its one of the most fresh songs out today. i hate people like yourself who have no idea how music is and are clueless on what the fuk there talking about

  • Fado

    im surprised Kanye doesn't have a feature on his album...still I will be coping this when it drops.

  • aint trippin

    im checkin for both Common and Rick Ross come december. TDTB stays nice and short and has just a couple of quality features just like Be. I think this could possibly be another hiphop classic from Comm

  • Anonymous

    I can't fucking wait, Common is one of the best poets ever and this could be another classic.

    • @Black Dante

      Dude I think you need to look up how to spell some of those names... how disrespectful do ya wanna be!?! Besides, hip-hop is a form of poetry which is very much constrained... y'all got no idea what common could do outside the realms of hip-hop compositions

    • Anonymous

      ^ dude get off your high horse. some rap is considered modern poetry like pac said. comparing common to gill scott heron and then demeaning him for it is just ignorant and very stuck up. shame on you. ive never heard gill scott over a beat like you apparently have.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^You mad Bro?!?!

    • Black Dante

      Are you fucking serious? How much poetry have you actually read? Common is pathetic-- only by the idiotic standards of 'hip-hop culture' can he even be considered literate. Dude's not even Gil-Scott Heron with a lobotomy, let alone LeRoi Jones, Ted Joans, Bob Kauffman (the last two I bet you never even heard of-- look 'em up.)

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