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Common 1997 Fat Beats Freestyle

It’s not quite Old School Sundays yet, but this new footage is too rare and raw not to be thrown up immediately. Above is a Common 1997 Fat Beats Freestyle — September 27th to be exact before the One Day It’ll All Make Sense album dropped.

As Common says himself, “been doing this for a min!”

Kept in the hood underground but rarely understood,
Some with paper become rap wear underwoods (?),
Anti-rugged, fuck you, your recording and your video budget
The director and whoever cut it
Souls I penetrate and stimulate mental states,
You’re LP couldn’t fuck with my snippet tape!

Ill. And that’s just one of the many great moments above. Watch.

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h/t OKP