Common – Be (2005) Lyrics

Be was nominated for 4 Grammys in 2006, including Best Rap Album. Owing to the album, Common won the Lyricist of the Year award from BET’s Hip Hop Awards in 2006.

In a 2005 interview with SixShot hip hop magazine, Common explained the album’s title:

I named it Be to be who you are man and be able to be in the moment and not try too hard. Be is another way of saying just do without trying hard, like I said natural and be true to the core of who you are and this album I wanted to just be and not just go and exist as just an artist not worried about the past.


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