Complex’s Magnum Opus series continues with light being shown on Common ’s 2000 breakthrough single. Com speaks about working with Dilla , not doing punches, and sampling Bobby Caldwell . Interviews with Erykah Badu , Frank Nitt , and Bob Power are included.
“It was one of those songs that when you’re really pouring out heart, it’s just coming from your soul… I just had to let the truth come out,” Common says of “The Light.” “I was really grownin’ into my own. That stage of my life was… really learning’ who I was, being able to express myself… trying to find that pure place within me.”
[Via Complex ]