“Orange Pineapple Juice”

Produced by: No I.D.

Common:“That’s a lot of people’s favorite song. That was one of the earlier songs we recorded. I would go in sometimes and just be free with it. That was one of them raps where it was just fun, taking it different places, using your voice for different things, and using all this personality.

 

I was really just being open and using what we would call flavor. It was like using your voice with different tones to just give it that juice. - Common

 

“What you heard in that song was some of the personality that I picked up from my friends and picked up from who I am—having fun with it and really just being open and using what we would call flavor. It was like using your voice with different tones to just give it that juice.

“I only called that ‘Orange Pineapple Juice’ because I used to always drink orange pineapple juice at the time. I used to like those type of abstract titles. I would like to hear it because there were certain ad-libs and stuff that I did that on there. When you’re recording, different things just come out. That was truly your raw form and not thinking too much. [You were] just having fun with the rap.”

No I.D.: “When he was doing his raps I said ‘Alright, we did ‘Watermelon,’ now let’s do ‘Orange Pineapple Juice.’ It was all about flavor. You know, flavor used to be a word we used in hip-hop like ‘That has flavor, he got flavor, whatever.’