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Common & Macy Gray : Geto Heaven

It becomes a relief to hear a rapper who's closer to a social worker than a gangsta.

Honour God, honour yourself, remember your roots, go to school, wash behind your ears; 'Geto Heaven' features the usual stern entreaties from hip-hop's moral guardian Common, though no wayward cynicism can detract from the liquid funk of this terrific remix. Macy Gray shuffles on, nu-soul's patented rent-a-croak, to hack out the chorus, but the whole

thing swaggers along with such an inspiring confidence it becomes a relief to hear a rapper who's closer to a social worker than a gangsta.





John Mulvey

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