If you’ve been following Common‘s rap career since its very inception, you would probably agree that it’s pretty easy for him to claim that he’s no sell-out (although his acting career might provide some room for argument there). All kidding aside, this previously unreleased collaboration between Common and his right hand-man No I.D. is truly a gem. This reportedly didn’t make it onto 2011’s excellent, The Dreamer/The Believer album, leaving us wondering what other great tracks got left on the cutting room floor. Maybe we’ll get those on a mixtape someday, but one can only hope. Until then, keep this on repeat and ponder about what other classics this duo may have produced together.
No Sell Out (Prod. No I.D.)