Like Water For Chocolate available on April 24 2015 from Amazon for 2.73
UPC bar code 008811197025 ξ1 registered September 23 2014
UPC bar code 008811197025 ξ2 registered April 24 2015
Product category is Grocery
Manufacturered by Geffen
Product weight is 0.25 lbs.
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE MUSIC 2000 release, the fourth album from the Hip Hop star. The album was a critical and commercial breakthrough for the rapper and received numerous awards around the world. How can such a self-righteous rapper be so much fun to hear? Common, like so many carrying the banner for alternative hip-hop, casts himself as the enemy of all things commercial ("That jiggy shit is over / The war is on, I only wanna be a soldier / I'm holdin' on to a culture"), yet he also insists on getting paid. Like Water for Chocolate is full of such contradictions: while often exciting, Common also maddens with his casual homophobia and sneers at those he sees as lesser artists. He doesn't lack a sense of humor, though, as witnessed by the likes of "A Film Called (Pimp)" (featuring MC Lyte) and titles such as "Payback Is a Grandmother." The latter track is something of a conceptual coup, expanding Common's pro-family message into the realm of a cinematic revenge fantasy against some thugs who rob one of his relatives. Such displays of imagination--and the thick, layered funk throughout--ultimately make this a superbly playable disc. --Rickey Wright