Editors’ Notes Instinct fuels Common during his pre-artistic makeover era. The most enjoyable tracks are the ones where Com lets his guard down and lets us peek inside his mind. "The Question" ponders the imponderable, in a way that Tribe Called Quest did on "What?" He exacts revenge on some stick-up kids on "Payback is a Grandmother." The finest moment is "The Sixth Sense," a collaboration with DJ Premier that has everything a hip-hop track should have: smart lyrics, sharp hook, plus beats and scratches. With Common flying by the seat of his impulses, Like Water For Chocolate serves as a reminder that he is a rapper first and social theorist second.

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Time Travelin' (A Tribute To Fela) [feat. Vinia Mojica, Roy Hargrove & Femi Kuti]
1
6:37
 
Heat
2
3:41
 
Cold Blooded (feat. Rahzel the Godfather of Noize & Roy Hargrove)
3
4:58
 
Dooinit
4
3:37
 
The Light
5
4:21
 
Funky For You (feat. Bilal & Jill Scott)
6
5:56
 
The Questions (feat. Mos Def)
7
4:09
 
Time Travelin' Reprise
8
1:33
 
The 6th Sense
9
5:18
 
A Film Called (PIMP) [feat. Bilal & MC Lyte]
10
6:05
 
Nag Champa (Afrodisiac For The World)
11
5:10
 
Thelonius (feat. Slum Village)
12
4:41
 
Payback Is a Grandmother (feat. Slum Village)
13
4:30
 
Geto Heaven, Pt. 2 (feat. D'Angelo)
14
5:01
 
A Song For Assata (feat. Cee-Lo)
15
6:48
 
Pops Rap III....All My Children (feat. Lonnie "Pops" Lynn)
16
5:09
 

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