“Raw (How You Like It)”

    I read a tweet the other day stating that Common must have listened to his older, slightly softer material and scoffed at it while recording his new album, The Dreamer, The Believer. And, really, that’s the best explanation I can come up with after hearing every single off the album, right up to the latest in “Raw (How You Like It).”

    Otherwise, someone (or something) really must have lit a fire under Com because he’s sounding more inspired than ever lately. It’s just too bad all these year-end lists have been released already, because I get the feeling The Dreamer, The Believer — and the Roots’ undun, for that matter — will inevitably be overlooked. You can stream the track below. [VIBE]