Common

Come Close Remix (Closer)

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Common's Come Close Remix (Closer) EP came hot on the heels of the laid-back and adventurous rapper's acclaimed Electric Circus album. Featured track "Come Close" is one of the highlights of the record and is presented here in three versions: the late-night funk ballad version from the record as produced by the Neptunes, a remix by J-Dilla that radically recasts the song as a laid-back Daisy Age jam featuring raps by the ubiquitous Pharrell from the Neptunes and the always excellent Q-Tip as well as help on the vocal hook from Erykah Badu, and the instrumental version of J-Dilla's mix. The disc also includes the LP versions of "The Hustle" and "Aquarius" and the "Come Close" video. While the remix of "Come Close" is very worthwhile to fans of Common and laid-back rap, the rest of the disc doesn't provide much value. For dedicated fans only.

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