Label: G.O.O.D. Music/Geffen
Key Track: "The Corner"

After Electric Circus confused and amused the music world in 2002, Common chilled out on the weird hippie shit and teamed up with Chi Town's new genius on the block, Kanye West, for a much-touted return to a more traditional "hip-hop" sound and it sounded like home.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Common returned to Chicago for inspiration and wrote much of Be while staying in his old neighborhood.