Album: The Dreamer, The Believer (2011)
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  • There's nothing sugary about this aggressive track, which is full of furious lyrics. "When I started 'Sweet,' as soon as I started talking on it, I was like, 'Yo, this is hip-hop, this is what I do,'" Common told MTV News. "It was a lot I had to get off my chest on that. And at the same token, I love hip-hop music and raw rap music, for me it was like, 'Man, I'm gonna go ahead and give them this side of me too.'"
  • The song finds Common mocking some unidentified "singing" MCs for getting all "Frank Sinatra" on their records. The Chicago MC denied he was directly targeting specific singer/rappers such as Drake. "The great thing about hip-hop, you definitely get motivated by other hip-hop artists," he explained to MTV News. "You get in the ring and you'll be like, 'Let's go,' but for me, it's like, I'm talking to whoever feels it, whoever when they hear it, they're like, 'Ooh, is that person talking about me?'"
  • The song samples Doris & Kelley's 1967 soul classic, "You Don't Have to Worry."
  • Common shot a video for the song during a visit to Haiti, which features the Windy City rapper driving through the streets of the country. When the visual was premiered on Ustream, fans were required to make a $1 donation to watch the footage. The funds went toward the J/P Haitian Relief Organization.
  • Common later admitted that the song is partly a jibe at Drake's vocal stylings. He told MTV News: "The verse is about me but when you hear some of the stuff on the chorus it's like you can't help but think about [the] dude and I guess that's what he felt. So at the end of day he fits in that category, he already embraced it, so wear it."

    Common went on to recognize Drake's talent, saying: "He's a very successful artist obviously and like I said, he's a talented artist too - I give credit where it's due."


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