9. Common "Resurrection" (1994)
Producer: No I.D.
Everything about Common's second single from the album of the same name screams Chicago. From the feeling to the samples to the references-this is the song made for cold February nights along Lake Michigan. This is the sound that the Bony Homey from Stony and No I.D. were born to create.
Bonus: Stepping out of his Chicago comfort zone, Common recruited Large Professor (who could do no wrong at the time) for the equally dope and important remix.â€”Andrew Barber