Common's "Resurrection" To Be Re-Released As 2CD Collector's Edition
Within his extensive catalog, many Rap fans consider Common's sophomore 1994 album ResurrectionÂ to be his best work.
The album, released on the new defunct Relativity Records, acknowledged Hip Hop's decline "I Used To Love H.E.R.," as well as toured Chicago in "Nuthin' To Do." With sample-driven production by No I.D., the album remains cherished by underground and mainstream Rap fans alike.
It has been announced that Traffic Music Group will be re-releasing Resurrection complete with a bonus disc on August 31. That disc will contain two rare remixes by Large Professor, as well as instrumental and acapella versions of "Communism" and "I Used To Love H.E.R."
The packaging will also include a 24-page booklet chronicling the album. Common and No I.D. sat down with author Brian Coleman to go in-depth about the album's making and context. Coleman wrote Rakim Told Me: Hip Hop's Lost Liner Notes several years ago. A fold out poster is also included.
Recently, Traffic has done similar re-releases of albums from Big L, Marley Marl, and Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs.