Common’s Like Water for Chocolate


Over 20 years later, Common’s album Like Water for Chocolate remains a socially conscious, hip hop masterpiece. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot revisit an interview they did with Common during this time, plus they talk about the music, production history and lasting impact. 

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Common’s Like Water for Chocolate


In this episode, Jim and Greg explore the 2000 album Like Water for Chocolate by Chicago hip hop artist and rapper Common. They go over his background, the rap scene at the time, the album's production and the Soulquarians - the legendary group who worked on it. They also highlight some of their favorite tracks and even air an old interview (from 2000!) they did with Common himself.

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