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Resurrection [Deluxe Edition]
     

Resurrection [Deluxe Edition]

by Common
 

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Although Chicago is often praised for its blues, jazz, and house music, the city has failed to be successful when it comes to rap. One of the few Chicago MCs who has enjoyed any type of national attention is Common Sense, whose complex style of rapping and jazz-flavored tracks inspire comparisons to De La Soul,

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Although Chicago is often praised for its blues, jazz, and house music, the city has failed to be successful when it comes to rap. One of the few Chicago MCs who has enjoyed any type of national attention is Common Sense, whose complex style of rapping and jazz-flavored tracks inspire comparisons to De La Soul, Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, and the Pharcyde. On his sophomore effort, Resurrection, the South Sider doesn't hesitate to let you know that he has considerable technique, and in fact, he sometimes displays too much of it for his own good. Nonetheless, his intelligence, wit, and originality make this CD impressive. Resurrection's standout track is "I Used to Love H.E.R.," which seems to describe a lover's moral and spiritual decline, but is actually addressing what Common views as hip-hop's decline (in particular, gangsta rap's exploitation of sex and violence). Also quite noteworthy are "Nuthin' to Do" (which speaks out on the deterioration of Chicago's neighborhoods) and the introspective "Book of Life," a commentary on trying to keep it together in a society that has lost all traces of sanity. [A deluxe edition of Resurrection was issued in 2010. It contained the original album remastered, a second disc of 12" cuts, and a poster, all tucked inside a thick cardboard box.]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2010
Label:
Get On Down
UPC:
0664425126624
catalogNumber:
51266
Rank:
112630

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Performance Credits

Common   Primary Artist
Lenny Underwood   Keyboards
Sinister   scratching
Ynot Never the Less   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Troy Hightower   Engineer
Large Professor   Remixing
David Bett   Art Direction
No I.D.   Producer
Peter Kang   Executive Producer
Common   Composer,Liner Notes
Trevor Gendron   Art Direction,Reissue Package Design
Stephen Georgiafandis   Engineer
Brian Coleman   Liner Notes
Extra P.   Remixing
David Bary   Reissue Design,Layout
Ynot Never the Less   Producer

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