"Blue Skies"

Produced by: No I.D.

Complex says: Sampling an obscure album cut from the ’80s pop group Electric Light Orchestra, No I.D. creates a sonic backdrop that allows Common to flow like the emcee he is while still reaching a worldwide audience. “This is my Inception,” he rhymes. “I’m writing my dreams.”

The song’s underlying message is one of empowerment: You can accomplish anything in the world by believing in your dreams—as long as you find your true purpose. Common has certainly found his.