Producer: J Dilla
Album: Come Close The Single
Label: MCA Records
Com and Jay Dee perfected the new millennium rap love song with “The Light” in 2000, and Common went back to the well in 2002, this time enlisting The Neptunes for part deux, “Come Close.” Though dope, it didn't quite pack the punch of “The Light,” so Common grabbed Dilla to construct the “Come Close (Remix).”
Evoking the emotion of one of rap's greatest love songs, “Bonita Applebum,” Dilla's remix revisits the sitar throughout. The track would be one of the last meetings of the Soulquarians, even including honorary Native Tongue member Pharrell Williams. The hollow drums and spacey sound effects were the perfect backdrop for another Dilla remix that trumped the original.