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This Is Me Common. Orange Pineapple Juice Common. Poor Man Common. Maintaining Common. Sum Shit I Wrote Common. Pop's Rap Common. Likewise the crasser moments found on that LP, such as the misogynistic "Heidi Hoe" are greatly toned down for Resurrection , and replaced by thought-provoking narratives such as "Chapter 13 Rich Man Vs.
The use of a conflicted woman as an allegory for Hip hop allowed Common to covertly express his disdain at the genre's turn toward gangsta -inspired content and what he saw as the resulting reorientation of hip hop artists. This song, which brought Common to the attention of fans and music critics alike, would also become the cause of a rift between the rapper and West Coast emcee Ice Cube , who took exception to the insinuation that the West Coast pioneered gangsta style was detrimental to hip hop—even going as far as to claim that hip hop altogether "started in the West" [ citation needed ].
Together with his Westside Connection compatriots, Cube hurled insults Common's way on the song "Westside Slaughterhouse" and throughout the group's album Bow Down , to which the rapper replied with the equally venomous "The Bitch in Yoo. The lyricism of Resurrection is acclaimed. Using a combination of irony and double entendre, the rapper related on "Book of Life":.
In The Source, Chairman Mao wrote that "Common Sense presents a thinking man's perspective on rhyming that's admirably down to earth and free of gimmicks". As before he occasionally ventures into a faux-singing mode, albeit less frequently for example, he quotes the refrain of " Get Up, Stand Up " in "Book of Life". Many of the songs hooks are provided by scratches and samples. For Resurrection , producer No I. With the majority of tracks handled by one producer the exceptions being "Chapter 13" and "Sum Shit I Wrote" by Ynot , the album maintains a cohesive feel and fluid sequencing.
Similar to other Hip hop productions of the time, the sources for many of the samples are from less obvious choices such as The New Apocalypse, and their cover of "Get Out Of My Life, Woman", which is used for the song "Watermelon".
Resurrection is frequently held to be a classic album by hip hop-music critics. This album signified both the arrival of a level of maturity in Common's work, and yet the end of his first phase, which was characterized by a more straightforward and underground-based sound. Subsequent albums by the emcee would see him delving into experimentation and themes such as love, which perhaps marked his second phase.
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