Common's newest, "The Neighborhood," featuring Lil Herb and Cocaine 80's is laden with street references and allusions to the hood struggle that many of hip-hop's newest fans may not even catch. But even if you didn't grow up in roughly the same circumstances as Common, the message in "The Neighborhood" is relatively easy to glean. Common, Herb and Cocaine are telling the stories of the neighborhoods in which they grew up and how these lifestyles shaped them to be who they still are today. Whether dealing with hustlers as the good guys or endless street violence, these guys have been through some shit, but quite frankly, "in the neighborhood...it's the exact same thing over and over again." There's no denying that some of hip-hop's greatest have come from less-than-deal living conditions, but it's about time society gives power to someone who can change that.