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)