20 Horrible Songs Made By Great Rappers

Common f/ Erykah Badu "Jimi Was A Rock Star" (2002)

Album: Electric Circus
Label
: MCA
Producer: ?uestlove, James Poyser, Jeff Lee Johnson, Pino Palladino

If Electric Circus was released today, nobody would bat an eye at an MC like Common making a rambling, neo-psychedelic album featuring 8-minute tracks full of guitar doodles and zero rapping like "Jimi Was A Rock Star." In that respect, Electric Circus could be considered ahead of its time, an album that predicted the genre-bending experimentalism so many would indulge over the next decade. But that doesn't change the fact that the record is, in a word, terrible. And we're not gonna go blaming this on "Baduizm"—this is Common's album and Common fucked it up.

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