Video / Nov 4, 2011 / 5:30 pm

Common “Blue Sky” Music Video & Behind The Scenes

If you’re looking for a new song to ride to this weekend, look no further than “Blue Sky,” Common‘s second single off his upcoming album, The Dreamer/The Believer. It’s basically been on repeat ever since it dropped. In addition to listening for the hoop references, check out some behind the scenes footage from the shoot after the jump.

What do you think?

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  • beiber newz

    this song is already one of common’s best. his flow was nice. i don’t want to take anything away from the song when i say this though, i sorta wish the hook was a little more gritty. imagine nas on the chorus. as for the lyrics, common was on pointtt. amazing wordplay. the beat is tough, except on the hook part. it’s too soft. there needs to be a remix.

  • baloogawhales

    yaaaa this song is very very good
    @beiber newz: “imagine nas on the chorus”? for sure man but it’s hard to get nas on any song period. the last cameo he was on was the highly anticipated carter IV. of course nas on any chorus will make that a hit/semi-classic. but nas doesn’t come on a song just to do a chorus.

    I’m glad we still got Common/Roots/Blackstar still around. They are a dying breed. Kayne’s still pretty nice, but nothing compared to his first few albums

  • baloogawhales

    but it’s too early to say if this song is one of common’s best already. He has several classics and fan favorites from his first album “Resurrection” that’s still fire to this day

  • beiber newz

    yea, i agree, it’s hard to to get nas on a song just for a hook.

    what i meant by saying it’s one of common’s best, is that you can throw it in the box of “common’s good songs collection”. wasn’t comparing persay, just saying this song is a good addition to his best songs. but yea, it’s def too early regardless.

  • SoulChorea

    I dunno, y’all…Common used to be WAY better than this…this is just a good video that makes the song seem better than it is. Just my opinion of course, but this just seems like fire ’cause there’s nothing out to compare it to. Back when he had to keep up with Mos and Talib, and Pharoahe, etc…this song woulda got thrown out

  • baloogawhales

    @beiber newz: yeah you could definitely throw it in the box of his “good songs”. I like the song a lot, it’s better then 99% of new songs out there and I’m gonna get the album when it drops.

    @SoulChorea: Agreed. Sad to say, but standards have dropped. There was this one interview with Busta Rhymes and he was talking about how, on his debut album, J Dilla gave him a beat that nobody could mess with. So Busta took it as a challenge upon himself, to spit ill rhymes on a beat that his peer couldn’t work with. And keep in mind his peers were Pharcyde, De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, etc.
    He talks about how the rappers these days could steal one of the old lines from somebody else, and use it on their album and make it cool, but Busta and the old school MC’s were cut from a different “cloth” in the sense that everything they spit had to be original.
    I dunno. If your interested in Hip Hop check out the interview it’s interesting

    @4:50 appx. he talks the beat JDilla gave him and the difference between rappers today and MC’s of the day

  • https://twitter.com/#!/DARKWINGpro DarkWing Productions

    Sounds like Common’s back in “Be” form. Great video, great song.

  • SWAT

    awesome. and yall are right. i think “i used to love her” is almost as relevant as it was back then today. and speaking of nas-have yall heard rick ross and nas-tower heist? very dope.

  • http://www.geturweightup.com Chicagorilla

    Dopeness….nuff said

  • Snook

    “imagine nas on the chorus”? for sure man but it’s hard to get nas on any song period.

    Nas was already on the first single (ghetto dreams), pay attention

  • baloogawhales

    @Snook: Yeah but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s hard to get Nas on a song dude…

  • baloogawhales

    but yeah I wasn’t aware that he was on the first single “Ghetto Dreams”