95. Common "The Light" (2000)
Producer: J Dilla
Album: Like Water for Chocolate
Common was never afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, and here we witness a man deep in the throes of a serious case of "Baduizm." Crisp drums add a hard edge to the almost syrupy loop, before your boy Bobby Caldwell seals the deal on the sampled hook. For the video, Lonnie was joined by Erykah to demonstrate the sensual seduction that is mangoes and lava lamps. That's what happens when you blend Common at his most emo with J Dilla at his smoothest.
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