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Common: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, 13 January 2001

HEADY ON A diet of wigga-impressing gangsta-rap and wall-to-wall Eminem, some critics have a tendency to write off Chicago's master of the 'conscious' rhyme as a tad worthy for their thrill-seeking ears. And if you think rapping about 'gats and hos' is where it's at, Common's probably not for you.

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