Un-Common is more like it…
… because there are few people out there who are consistently putting out soulful and truly awesome hip hop.
Since December of 1996, Common has been a favorite emcee. Upon hearing his albums Resurrection and One Day It’ll All Make Sense while still in junior high, I discovered a whole new genre of hip hop – one with some soul. His beats were unique, and had a jazzy feel to them. I am only now learning that much of that sound was due to Common’s work with J Dilla on his album Like Water For Chocolate.
Enjoy these selections, and all of his other great work, these are a few of my favorites:
Common – The Light (Produced by J Dilla)
Common – Invocation
Common – The 6th Sense (Feat Bilal) (Produced by DJ Premier)