Stats for this track
More tracks by upnorthtrips
Welcome to the fourth installment of our MPC (MC x Producer Combo) series. Here we breakdown classic works put together by a specific MC and their producer counterparts. We've already taken a closer look at some other dope combos such as: M.O.P. and Primo, Prodigy and Alchemist, and Nas and Salaam Remi. And to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Common's debut album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?, we thought it would be fitting to take it to The Chi, dig through Com's catalog, and profile some of the illest joints he's worked on with his signature producer, No I.D
In today's pro-tools centric rap world, where studio sessions are emailed back and forth, ANYONE and EVERYONE is a producer. That special relationship between the rapper and their beatsmith, is one that holds less and less weight, making it important to celebrate the great ones. Com and Immenslope (as No I.D. is officially known as) are one of those great ones. Lonnie and Dion, have been successful working partners since day one. and have not only made a name for themselves, but defined a sound for the city they rep. Never defined as a group or a duo, the alchemy of No I.D.'s sound and Com's rhymes, put the Windy City on the map. Twenty years since their debut release, Com's nine albums stand up against the discography of any of hip hop's greats, and No I.D.'s musical knowledge and hustle landed him a gig as Executive VP of Def Jam Records. "Peace to No I.D. and my nigga Y-Not!"