Producer: J Dilla
Album: Like Water for Chocolate
Label: MCA Records
While some of the production Jay Dee passed to Common for Like Water For Chocolate was a bit on the softer side (for lack of a better term!) Dilla gave him an aggro hip-hop banger with “Dooinit.” Sampling Rick James' “Give It To Me Baby,” this was some real punch-you-in-the-face type rap.
Dilla brought his Detroit bounce, layered with luscious keys, burping bass and incorporating sharp cuts from Com's “Car Horn.” It's also possibly the Common song with the most quotables—as the man born Lonnie Lynn talked tough to sucka MCs throughout.