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"Diamonds" by Common

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“Diamonds” – by Common




The Song of the Week Title this week proudly belongs to…Common – “Diamonds”!

 

Common is a Chicago-bred rapper who, in recent years, has become one of the more prominent voices in hip-hop’s new millennium renaissance. While building his musical career, he also crossed over into acting world, where he became known for movies like Smokin’ Aces, Wanted, Now You See Me and Terminator Salvation, along with a host of TV Series appearances and more.

He has also chosen to redefine himself, swearing off the alcohol, marijuana, and fornication that he had once indulged in. Now in his early 30s, Common strives to remain a relevant voice in an art form that is on life support.
While Nobody’s Smiling was inspired by the tragic condition of Common’s hometown of Chicago, its incorporation of a relevant-as-ever song from 1970, recorded by a Chicagoan in Chicago, is an acknowledgment of how inner- city struggles are a constant, not a trend. The rapper/actor’s geographic and economic distance can be cited as a reason to approach Nobody’s Smiling with a cocked brow. Common, to the contrary, once again works closely with fellow Chicago native No I. D., and he also makes room for a clutch of local artists — including Dreezy, Lil Herb, and Malik Yusef — who are also shown throughout the booklet, along with other Chicago figures, cast in the same slight light as him.

Now, over a decade into his music career, Common hasn’t missed a beat. Diamond’s has an immediate head poppin’ intro that carries you through this journey from beginning to end. It also features a verse from Big Sean, taking you on a rollercoaster of ups and downs you’ll want to ride again!

Diamonds Lyrics Common
Ft: Big Sean Produced By: No I.D.

[Intro: Big Sean]
(Oh) Walk up in the thing, got my campaign poppin’
Champagne poppin’, bad thing poppin’ Headed to the door, and ain’t a damn thing knockin’ (no)
Walk up in the thing and everybody with me mobbin’
Campaign poppin’, champagne poppin’
[Verse 1: Common]
I wrote this on my born day, it was a warm day Niggas gotta eat, we gon’ do it gourmet
I’m hearing fuckin’ voices, like when porn play Stay, stay on your grind like foreplay
What more can I say? Diamonds are for the day That means to shine, you find a way
Stayed on porches, backyards, and gangways Learned strange ways between Cole and Langley
Champagne ambitions
I pour it out for my man who made his transition
Wars about paper, pussy, pride and ego
Born to fly, call me the bald eagle
Open shows at the Regal for Daddy Kane and Eazy-E though
Boys in the hood is hard like kilos of heroin
The hero that came from zero
My bars and my PR like Puerto Rico
This bra from the DR said I was frío
That’s Ice Cold like Dre, triple three yo
Pinot noir style, better with time
I’m gambling with watches getting better with time
So I’mma ride this out for long as God allow me They say “time is money”, forever is my salary
I shine tomorrow with what I do today
Yo, get this money, put the diamonds on display
[Hook : Big Sean]
(Oh) Walk up in the thing and got my campaign poppin’
Champagne poppin’, bad thing poppin’ Headed to the door, and ain’t a damn thing knockin’ (no)
Walk up in the thing and everybody with me mobbin’
Campaign poppin’, champagne poppin’
Hit you with the street sweeper now you gotta get to moppin’ (no)
[Bridge: Big Sean]
Ay, ay, ay , ay , ay, ay, ay, ay Tryna get it every way, every day Tryna get it every way, every day Tryna get it every way, every day


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