Common ‘Resurrection’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled:

“This weekend marked the 25th Anniversary of Common’s classic sophomore LP ‘Resurrection’. The follow up to his 1992 debut ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’, the album is produced almost entirely by No I.D., with contributions from Ynot. With a heavy reliance on jazz, samples on the LP come from the likes of George Benson, Freddie Hubbard and the The Modern Jazz Quartet among others. The album spawned two popular singles, the timeless ode to Hip Hop’s ever changing nature ‘I Used to Love H.E.R’ and the Ahmad Jamal sampling title track ‘Resurrection’. In celebration of the album’s landmark anniversary, we’ve teamed up with Wax Poetics to present this exclusive mixtape of album tracks, alt versions, interview snippets and of course sample material used in the making of the album. Mixed by Chris Read.”


1. Common – Resurrection (Extra P Remix)
2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3. The Jonah Jones Quartet – Lisbon Antigua (sampled in ‘Sum Shit I Wrote’)
4. Common Video Music Box Interview [Extract] 5. Brethren – Outside Live (sampled in ‘Sum Shit I Wrote’)
6. Marley Marl feat Heavy D & Biz Markie – We Write the Songs [Extract] (sampled in ‘Sum Shit I Wrote’)
7. Common – Sum Shit I Wrote
8. Archie Whitewater – Cross Country (sampled in ‘Chapter 13’)
9. Detroit Emeralds – You’re Getting a Little Too Smart [Loop] (sampled in ‘Chapter 13’)
10. Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul [Extract] (sampled in ‘Chpater 13’)
11. Common – Chapter 13
12. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat Melle Mel & Duke Bootee – The Message [Extract] (sampled in ‘Chapter 13’)
13. The Modern Jazz Quarter – But Not For Me (sampled in ‘In My Own World’)
14. Clyde McPhatter – Mixed Up Cup [Loop] (sampled in ‘In My Own World’)
15. A Tribe Called Quest feat Large Professor – Keep It Rollin’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘In My Own World’)
16. Common – In My Own World
17. EPMD – Get Off The Bandwagon [Extract] (sampled in ‘In My Own World’)
18. Gary Burton – Leroy the Magician [Loop] (sampled in ‘Nuthin’ To Do’)
19. Living Jazz – Walk on By (sampled in ‘Nuthin’ To Do’)
20. Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Your Neck [Extract] (sampled in ‘Nuthin To Do’)
21. Common – ‘Nuthin to Do’
22. Grover Washington Jr. – Hydra [Loop] (sampled in ‘Orange Pineapple Juice’)
23. Keith Murray – Hostile [Extract] (sampled in ‘Orange Pineapple Juice’)
24. Common – Orange Pineapple Juice
25. Ahmad Jamal – Dolphin Dance (sampled in ‘Resurrection’)
26. Power of Zeus – Sorceror of Isis [Loop] (sampled in ‘Resurrection’)
27. Nice and Smooth – No Delayin’ [Extract] (sampled in ‘Resurrection’)
28. Common – Resurrection
29. Alton McClain & Destiny – The Power of Love (sampled in ‘ThisIsMe’)
30. Paul McCartney – Momma Miss America [Loop] (sampled in ‘ThisIsMe’)
31. Boogie Down Productions – Build and Destroy [Extract] (sampled in ‘ThisIsMe’)
32. Common – ThisIsMe
33. George Benson – The Changing World (sampled in ‘I Used to Love H.E.R’)
34. Common – I Used to Lover H.E.R
35. King Curtis – Sweet Inspiration (sampled in ‘Watermelon’)
36. Johnnie Taylor – Watermelon Man [Extract] (sampled in ‘Watermelon’)
37. The New Apocalypse – Get Outta My Life Woman [Loop] (sampled in ‘Watermelon’)
38. Common – Watermelon
39. Big Daddy Kane feat Biz Markie – Just Rhymin’ Wth Biz [Extract] (sampled in ‘Watermelon’)
40. The Modern Jazz Quarter – But Not For Me (sampled in ‘Maintaining’)
41. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix) [Loop] (sampled in ‘Maintaining’)
42. Common – Maintaining
43. Common – Communism
44. Freddie Hubbard – The Surest Things Can Change (sampled in ‘Communism’)

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