Don't care what any critics might say, this album made Common. Before this, he went by Common Sense, a name which he had to shorten to Common because of a legal issue with another artist. In doing so, he also cultivated his smooth conversational flow that he's famous for today. Some may say it was his verse on De La's "Stakes Is High" single that was his big break, but it was this album that got him noticed for the position. Almost entirely produced by No I.D. who has worked with giants like Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Usher, etc, has scratches done by Mista Sinister of the world famous Executioners, and even a guest verse by Tone aka Master Khan. This is the part of the blurb when I would usually start listing my picks, but this is one of those albums that's really good all the way through. Remember those days? Haha. Double vinyl featuring the entire album as well as 3 "Resurrection" remixes. Includes liner notes by Brian Coleman with Common and No I.D.
- music label: Get On Down 2010