Resurrection

Label
Relativity Records
Release date
1994
Running length
17 tracks
Running time
57:27

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Resurrection 3:47 91,577
2 I Used to Love H.E.R. 4:40 178,942
3 Watermelon 2:38 39,603
4 Book of Life 5:05 43,137
5 In My Own World (Check the Method) 3:31 20,774
6 Another Wasted Nite With... 1:03 6,113
6 Another Wasted Night With... 1:02 10,747
7 Nuthin' to Do 5:18 31,815
8 Communism 2:16 36,320
8 Communism (Dirty Version) 2:15 179
9 WMOE 0:33 27,404
10 This Is Me 4:54 10,740
11 Orange Pineapple Juice 3:26 31,135
12 Chapter 13 (Rich Man vs. Poor Man) 5:21 17,936
13 Maintaining 3:48 27,969
14 Sum Shit I Wrote 4:29 28,534
15 Pop's Rap 3:21 23,203

About this album

Resurrection is the second album by American rapper Common (then known as Common Sense). Released in 1994, the album received critical acclaim, but not a significant amount of mainstream attention. Resurrection was entirely produced by No I.D. (who also produced the bulk of Can I Borrow A Dollar?), and Ynot. The record was originally rated 3.5 mics in The Source in 1994. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums . The album is divided into two sections; the “East Side of Stony” (tracks 1-7) and “West Side of Stony” (tracks 8-15). Stony Island Avenue is a street that runs through the South Side of Chicago, where Common was raised. The closing track, “Pop’s Rap” was the first of a series of tracks featuring spoken word and poetry by Common’s father, Lonnie “Pops” Lynn, which Common has used to close several of his albums since. Interlaced throughout the album are short interludes which form a loose narrative concerning day-to-day life on the South Sideof Chicago, where Common was raised. The closing track, “Pop’s Rap” was the first of a series of tracks featuring spoken word and poetry by Common’s father, Lonnie “Pops” Lynn, which Common has used to close several of his albums since. Interlaced throughout the album are short interludes which form a loose narrative concerning day-to-day life on the South Side.

Songs such as “Thisisme”, are full of self-assessing raps that reflect the rapper’s personal growth since 1992’s Can I Borrow A Dollar?. Likewise the crasser moments found on that LP, such as a the misogynistic “Heidi Hoe” are greatly toned down for Resurrection, and replaced by thought-provoking narratives such as “Chapter 13 (Rich Man Vs.

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  • JJMCSPooh

    Classic

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • maplejet

    Only 4 tracks in, some of the best production I've ever heard.

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Clexim

    one of the most amazing albums I have ever heard.

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rocketlove

    theres no school like oldschool...

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • K_B_P

    it's pure blasphemy that universal mind control gets more plays than this... poor poor people. [3]

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • AlexGVega

    Not only my favorite hip hop album ever, but also my favorite album across all genres. A true masterpiece. I owe so much of my life to this album, not even joking.

    12 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Sooft_ah_um

    his best, don't front.

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Robocoloku

    Dammit, anyone else have this scrobbling to Common Sense instead of Common?

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • prekesh

    Easily Common's best album.

    28 Apr 2010 Reply
  • jblanx

    why isn't this the top album on here? sigh

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ABoyNamedHope

    it's pure blasphemy that universal mind control gets more plays than this... poor poor people.

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • chillhood

    why there are 2 tracks not streamable ? especially #5. replace #6 with #5 goddamit

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • ak407fla

    Classic joint! A must-have for any true Common fan.

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • TheAbbott

    Damn, Common wrote I used To Love Her in 94...How much topical those lyrics are with every next year...

    1 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Vicman-hiphop

    I love "Be" but this one is the real masterpeace

    7 Sep 2009 Reply
  • pamento

    Before Kanye came around and ruined him, Common was an excellent rapper. This is definitely one of the best rap albums ever made. Definitely better than boring ass "Be".

    21 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Alfington

    His best album?!

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • KingBlinn

    I love every single track, even WMOE... one of the best albums ever made.

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Putureancient

    yes yes yes y'all

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • brnsilkysmooth

    When I think of hip hop I think of Common. Such a talented artist

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
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