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Resurrection [Import]

Common Sense Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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1. Resurrection
2. I Used To Love H.E.R.
3. Watermelon
4. Book Of Life
5. In My Own World (Check The Method)
6. Another Wasted Nite With...
7. Nuthin' To Do
8. Communism
10. Thisisme
11. Orange Pineapple Juice
12. Chapter 13 (Rich Man Vs. Poor Man)
13. Maintaining
14. Sum Sh*t I Wrote
15. Pop's Rap

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A couple of years after asking Can I Borrow a Dollar? and before he lost the "sense" in his moniker, the Chicago MC now known as Common dropped this impressive sophomore set, marking him as one of the most versatile MCs to emerge in the 1990s. Shirking the often derivative flows of his debut, Resurrection finds the Windy City rhymer ably assisted by the voluptuous jazzy excursions of producers No I.D. & Ynot. He revels in ear-tickling wordplay, slinging countless witty punchlines and similes on "Orange Pineapple Juice" and "Communism"--songs that require several listens to unravel. Far from relentless chest-thumping bravado, Common's lyrics have substance, exploring inner faults and fears on "Book of Life" and touching poignancy on his classic metaphorical ode to hip-hop culture, "I Used to Love H.E.R.," a track that is perhaps more relevant today than when it was released. The beginnings of Common's ongoing struggle between his boyish effusiveness and moral responsibility, which figures greatly in his subsequent releases, is captured on this essential release. --Del F. Cowie

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classis Feb. 16 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
My favorite Common album, the lyricism is fantastic and No I.D.'s production is great. I highly recommend this if you're a Hip-Hop fan.
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If you have heard Common on the radio or seen one of his videos on T.V., then you should buy this album to see if you like Common. This is a fundamental part of Common's collection of CD's. It helps understand where he is coming from to help better understand what he is saying in his later albums. If you have purchased any of Common's other CD's then you must buy this because it shows a younger more vunerable Common, or Common Sense which is what he was calling himself during this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the all time greatest... June 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Ressurection is one of my favorite albums of all time, in any genre. Having said that, it's probably the greatest hip-hop album of all time. (even better than Blazing Arrow and Madvillainy, and those records are really dope) Common blends funny and intellectual lyrics with jazzy, catchy beats. Its hard to accuratly describe the genius of this album, all I can say is buy it.
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By D. Lee
Format:Audio CD
It is clever wordplay such as this that absolutely saturates this hip hop masterpiece by my man Common (formerly known as sense). I actually still have copies of this album with Common Sense on the cover instead of Common on both cd and cassette. They're not in the best condition though because I've listened to this album so many times in the past nine years. This is one of the last great hip hop albums to come out of hip hop's most fertile period, which lasted from around 1987-1995. When I listen to this album now, it sounds even better than it did back in the mid-nineties. The music of this album has a very lite funk/jazz type feel to it. It is the perfect backdrop for Common's cerebral rhymes. Common kicks it off with the title track which is nothing more than a continuos flawless display of clever and witty wordplay. The next song is one of the greatest hip hop songs to ever be recorded. 'I Used to Love H.e.r.' was my absolute favorite song for at least a year. The first time that I listened to the song, I knew exactly what he was talking about before I even heard the ending. 'Watermelon' is yet another impressive display of witty wordplay and rapping technique. 'Book of Life' is one of the most honest songs about being a young black man in urban America that I have ever heard. He paints a vivid picture about life that is not at all exaggerated. 'In my own world' features him and his producer having fun trading verses back and forth. 'Another Wasted Nite With' is an interlude that you will probably either find hilarious or offensive depending on your perspective. I find it to be hilarious myself. 'Nuthin to Do' finds Common reminiscing about fond memories of the good times and the strong and true bonds that were built with his homeboys growing up. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars another great album that inspires thoght. April 14 2004
By Joey
Format:Audio CD
if you love a great, lyrically advanced mc then get this album. he is one of the best rappers in a dying breed of lyrical rappers (mostly Dead Prez, Talib Kweli, and oldskool OutKast but there a few others). "I used to love H.E.R."is reason enough to get this album. if i had donald trumps money i would personally by this album for every one jus so they can expiriece it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time to learn! April 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
Some of the craziest lyrics I've ever heard put together! He can make you think and dis yo mama all in one line! lol Definately coming at you from another level and state of mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Breath Of Fresh Air April 3 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
In a hip-hop world filled with untalented artists, dumbed down lyrics, and recycled club beats, Common's "Resurrection" is a breath of fresh air. 1994 was a good year for hip-hop, and "Resurrection" was one of the highlights. Common doesn't submit to MTV rap on this album, his songs are all about his lyrics, and with his talent, there is no need to wonder why. Common's lyrics often left me wondering how a rapper could be so talented, and how such a talented rapper could get so little respect. The metaphors that he uses on this album are amazing, I sometimes found myself having to rewind the songs to understand what he was talking about. The beats on this album are secondary. If you are looking for an album to simply play in your car, look elsewhere. The beats are simply there to supplement Common's voice, and they do the job. So, if you want to look like just another rap fan, go get a Chingy album or a Lil' Jon album and hear a bunch of recycled hooks and mindless, sub-par lyrics. But if you really want to get a high quality, original album, you definitely need to pick this album up and I promise, you won't be disappointed.
My 3 Favorite Tracks:
I Used To Love H.E.R.
Chapter 13 (Rich Man vs. Poor Man)
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the creation of real hip hop March 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
this cd is so classic a must have even for people who listen to rock music! buy it!
Favorite Track: I Used To Love h.e.r
10 of 10 lyrics 10 of 10 beats
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