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Common sees The Light

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We wrap up this week's exploration of samples used by Common, with my personal favorite.

Common had a great relationship with the late great J Dilla. Dilla produced some of Commons best songs, including this one...

 

 

What a great track, right?  But once you hear the sample, you will love it even more.  Dilla took Bobby Caldwell's track "Open Your Eyes" to get the main melody and the chorus for this track.  Listen closely how he re-arranges the order of Caldwell's vocals to make the hook for "The Light"