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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - 'This Is Me Then: The Best of Common' (Legacy)
Artist - Common

Rapper Common, formerly known as Common Sense, has evolved as an artist since his 1992 debut album "Can I Borrow A Dollar?" which featured his breakthrough song "Take It EZ." Common has released several critically acclaimed albums since his debut and he is considered a hip-hop pioneer. "This is Me Then-The Best of Common" is a greatest hits compilation which was released by Relativity.

The songs on the 15 track compilation go as far back as "Take It EZ." The greatest hits compilation features Common hits "I Used To Love H.E.R." and "Resurrection." The disc includes songs from Common's first album, "Can I Borrow A Dollar?", his follow up album "Resurrection," and his third album "One Day It Will All Make Sense."

The compilation doesn't include any tracks from the albums "Like Water For Chocolate," "Electric Circus," "Be" or "Finding Forever." Nor does the disc include any of Common's big soundtrack hits such as the song "Love of My Life," which features Common and Erykah Badu from the "Brown Sugar" soundtrack. Also missing are songs such as "The Light," "Come Close" featuring Mary J. Blige, or the songs "Be" and "Testify" from Common's 2005 CD "Be." Although "Love of My Life," is missing from the set, the song "All Night Long," featuring Erykah Badu is included.

Guest artists featured on "This Is Me Then: The Best of Common," include Lauryn Hill, Chantay Savage, Cee-Lo, and Q-Tip. The CD includes bonus material. If you place the CD in your computer it will unlock 4 bonus music videos. The CD features the music videos for the songs "Take It EZ," "I Used To Love H.E.R.," Retrospective For Life (featuring Lauryn Hill), and "Invocation Hungry."