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 РTheme #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’)