New Common Compilation Certified Kanye-Free
Wed, 31 Oct 2007 08:09:45
All the Kanye West collaborations and silver screen roles (hello, American Gangster) in the world can't change one thing about Common: his highly regarded role as an underground hip-hop leader throughout much of the '90s. The Relativity Years, if you will, which include the conscious rap classics Can I Borrow a Dollar?, Resurrection, and One Day It'll All Make Sense, the cream of which rises to the top of thisismethen: the best of common. Due out on November 27 through Relativity/Legacy, the compilation includes such key early singles as "I Used to Love H.E.R.," "Soul By the Pound" and "Breaker 1/9," as well as such A-list guest appearances as Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Q-Tip.
That's it, though; so don't expect anything from Like Water For Chocolate onward. Not even "New Wave," which somehow featured Jay Dee, ?uestlove, and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab on the same song. Oh well. Until next time ...
thisismethen: the best of common tracklisting:
1. Take It EZ
2. Breaker 1/9
3. Soul by the Pound
4. Charms Alarm
5. Heidi Hoe
6. I Used to Love H.E.R.
7. Book of Life
10. Retrospect for Life feat. Lauryn Hill
11. Reminding Me (Of Sef) feat. Chantay Savage
12. All Night Long feat. Erykah Badu
13. G.O.D. (Gaining One's Definition) feat. Cee-Lo
14. Stolen Moments Pt. III [intro/outro: Q-Tip]
15. High Expectations
—The ARTISTdirect Staff