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Resurrection [Us Import] [Import]

Common Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Relativity
  • ASIN: B000003BXN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,948 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Resurrection [Explicit]Common 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Used to Love H.E.R. [Explicit]Common 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. WatermelonCommon Sense 2:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Book Of Life [Explicit]Common 5:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. In My Own World (Check The Method)Common 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Another Wasted Night With...Common 1:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Nuthin' To DoCommon 5:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Communism (Dirty Version)Common 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. WmoeCommon0:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Thisisme [Explicit]Common 4:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Orange Pineapple Juice (Album Version)Common 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Chapter 13 (Rich Man vs. Poor Man)Common 5:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. MaintainingCommon 3:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Sum Shit I WroteCommon 4:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Pop's RapCommon 3:220.99  Buy MP3 

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Common Sense, representing Chicago and the rest of the underrepresented Midwest, delivers the hip-hop equivalent of a fastball on Resurrection, his follow-up to 1992's Can I Borrow a Dollar?. Too honest to play mean and too street to be alternative, rapper Rashied Lynn instead draws his alter ego, Common Sense, as someone very close to himself: a smart young urbanite, raised and molded by hip-hop. It's this sensibility that gives birth to a bittersweet anthem like "I Used to Love H.E.R.," an extended conceit that casts hip-hop itself as Everyrapper's lost love: "I met this girl when I was 10 years old / And what I loved the most was she had so much soul ..."

On the whole, though, his rhymes and the familiar light-jazz backing tracks are rarely spectacular--at least not enough to dent the walls of the form. But MOR hip-hop, like baseball, has always been a game of inches, so chances are good that the kid will squeeze by with the right attitude, even if his rap doesn't quite live up. --Roni Sarig

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He Loves H.E.R. Best 14 Oct 2000
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Before breaking through with his fourth album "Like Water for Chocolate" and delivering a solid third opus called "One Day It'll All make Sense", the artist known as Common published a brilliant second album under the name of Common Sense. "Resurrection" made his name known amongst universal hip hop heads world-wide, especially for the classic single "I Used to Love H.E.R.", where Common wittily affirms his love for hip hop by using a clever metaphor. The album also offers a first taste of No I.D.'s wonderful production skills, which became official after the release of this producer's first solo album. The tone of the album is definitely jazzy; check the marvellous title-track, the prickling "Another Wasted Night With", and the groovy "Communism". Clearly - if you want to fill your shelves with hip hop's most original milestones, this one is a must-have.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 26 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
Great album. Press play and enjoy the musical journey that Common takes you on.
Common Sense is a magnificent MC, who delivers well thought out rhymes with real purpose. No I.D. (mentor of the Kanye West) does play his part in producing a great album by bringing to the table heavy beats that complements Common vocals well.
The album which was first released in 1994, offers today would probably be considered the best of old school. During a period in which Common was building his reputation as a conscious rapper, not to say that he does not have the competitive aggressive edge that is required by the battling rapper who has prove that they are the nicest mic. Today Common is using a more experimental sound, attempting to fuse rock elements into his music. He can afford to be this experimental because with an album like Ressurection he has produced what most rapper in the game are striving to accomplish which is an album that separates them from the herd.
I hope more people take an interest in Common's work, his albums to follow are terrific in their own right but this is one that really kicks things off.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another wasted nite with... 23 Feb 2004
By sam
Format:Audio CD
I really don't know where to start with this album. I first got in to Common thanks to his more recent 'Like Water For Chocolate' but hadn't really explored his other stuff. Although I was aware of the reputation 'Resurrection' had I thought it was just down to the well known title track and 'i used to love h.e.r.'.Then a mate gave me a copy and I began to see what all the fuss was about.
Although the two most famous songs are special in the general context of hip hop, they are by no means the standout tracks of the album. Common's lyrics and delivery remain exceptional throughout and No I.D.'s amazing production (although he's not responsible for every track) showcases his style well. Not as smooth as 'Like Water For Chocolate' and definately less experimental than 'Electric Circus' this pretty much is what you'd expect from a mid 90's hip hop record in terms of style, its the consistanlty high quality beats and rapping that makes this album stand out as one of the greats. From the tinkly loop of 'in my own world (check the method)' to the lazy horns of 'nuthin to do' and the jazzy bass of the short but sweet 'communism' this album just keeps impressing me. Even if you aren't a fan of Common's more recent stuff I suggest you check this album out as I really think you'd find it hard to dislike this, every song is just quality. This is, without a doubt, Common's finest hour. Also hats off to No I.D. for his genius beats - Common could do a lot worse than telling questlove to go and listen to 'Things Fall Apart' until he's sorted his head out and bring No I.D. back for his next album (if it aint broke...!).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing production and witty lyrics. 16 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
NO I.D. DEFINITELY played his part in the creation of this album. Personally, I feel that this is the best produced album of all time... a statement I wouldn't make generously. Though every track on this album is well above average, the clear stand-out track is obviously "I Used To Love H.E.R". The song has a very melodic beat, an incredible metaphor and is one of the best songs in hip-hop history. He deceives his listener into believing that he is talking about a woman that he is dating when infact is talking about how he witnesses the evolution of hip-hop.
In some form or another, this mood is carried out throughout the album from the jazzy piano loops of "Resurrection" and "Maintaining" to the dark and hard melody of "Sum Shit I Wrote". The album is filled with punchlines that could only be delivered by Common. If you're after jazzy and soulfully influenced production with sharp and witty delivery, I'd look no further than "Resurrection".
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