Get On Down and Sony Music proudly present, Common's sophomore album, Resurrection. While the album was originally neglected by the mainstream, it has since received a great deal of critical acclaim and is now on The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. In comparison to his debut album, Common's musical style evolved lyrically by his expressing of himself rather than just describing street life. With its Jazz and Hip Hop flavors, Resurrection furthered the growth of both genres. Overall, the album is commonly perceived as an underrated Rap classic and now this legendary album is available in a much anticipated, 2xCD box set edition.
Resurrection was produced almost entirely by No I.D., who has gone on to work with heavyweights like Usher, Alicia Keys and Rihanna, and he recently produced the first two singles for Jay-Z's new album The Blueprint 3. In addition, No I.D. is credited as the man who introduced Kanye West to Hip Hop production, inviting him to his sessions with Common when West was only starting out.
The first disc features the original 15 album tracks; all cuts remastered from the original masters. The second disc contains 9 tracks, of which 3 are instrumentals and 3 are a capellas, all taken from the 12" singles. Both discs come housed in individual 'paste on' style sleeves with brightly-colored printed dust sleeves. A 24-page book features in-depth liner notes written by Brian Coleman with Common and No I.D. All this plus a full sized poster to boot. This reissue of an early 90s genre expander is a must have for any music collector or fan of good music.
2. I Used to Love H.E.R.
4. Book of Life
5. In My Own World (Check the Method)
6. Another Wasted Nite With...
7. Nuthin' to Do
11. Orange Pineapple Juice
12. Chapter 13 (rich man vs. poor man)
14. Sum Sh*t I Wrote
15. Pop's Rap
1. Resurrection (Large Pro Remix)
2. Resurrection (Extra P. Remix)
3. Resurrection '95
4. Resurrection (Large Pro Remix Instrumental)
5. Resurrection (Extra P. Remix Instrumental)
6. Communism (acapella)
7. Communism (instrumental)
8. I Used to Love H.E.R. (acapella)
9. I Used to Love H.E.R. (instrumental)