Year: 1996 Produced By: Just Ro Album: Make It Happen Label: D.A.L. Records
If you didn't have Rap City or The Box back in the mid-'90s, there's a good chance you missed this A-plus collaboration from Just Ro and Common. With Just Ro playing the hustler and Common playing the scholar, the pair traded Chi-centric bars over Just Ro's rugged production—with Common kicking two of his most inspired guest verses ever. This was post-Resurrection and pre–One Day Common, when Rash was arguably at his sharpest. The track can be found on Just Ro's super-indie EP Make It Happen.