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XXL Presents… Common’s 50 Greatest Verses

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    XXL Presents... Common's 50 Greatest Verses
  • 50. “The Food” [Verse One] Be (2005)
    50. “The Food” [Verse One] Be (2005)
  • 49. “Watermelon” [Verse One], Resurrection (1994)
    49. “Watermelon” [Verse One], Resurrection (1994)
  • 48. “Aquarius” [Verse Two], Electric Circus (2002)
    48. “Aquarius” [Verse Two], Electric Circus (2002)
  • 47. “Nuthin’ to Do” [Verse One] Resurrection (1994)
    47. “Nuthin’ to Do” [Verse One] Resurrection (1994)
  • 46. “Start the Show” [Verse Two], Finding Forever (2007)
    46. “Start the Show” [Verse Two], Finding Forever (2007)
  • 45. “Dooinit” [Verse Two], Like Water for Chocolate (2000)
    45. “Dooinit” [Verse Two], Like Water for Chocolate (2000)
  • 44. “Sweet” [Verse One], The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)
    44. “Sweet” [Verse One], The Dreamer, The Believer (2011)
  • 43. “8 Minutes to Sunrise” [Verse Three], Wild Wild West Soundtrack (1999)
    43. “8 Minutes to Sunrise” [Verse Three], Wild Wild West Soundtrack (1999)
  • 42. “The People” [Verse One], Finding Forever (2007)
    42. “The People” [Verse One], Finding Forever (2007)
  • 41. “The Corner” [Verse One], Be (2005)
    41. “The Corner” [Verse One], Be (2005)
  • 40. Blue Sky [Verse One], The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)
    40. Blue Sky [Verse One], The Dreamer, The Believer (2011)
  • 39. “The Game,” Finding Forever (2007)
    39.“The Game,” Finding Forever (2007)
  • 38. “The Book of Life” [Verse Two], Resurrection (1994)
    38. “The Book of Life” [Verse Two], Resurrection (1994)
  • 37. On Pharoahe Monch’s “The Truth,” Internal Affairs (1999)
    37. On Pharoahe Monch’s “The Truth,” Internal Affairs (1999)
  • 36. On Kanye West’s “My Way Home,” Late Registration (2005)
    36. On Kanye West’s “My Way Home,” Late Registration (2005)
  • 35. “Invocation,” One Day It’ll All Make Sense (1997)
    35. “Invocation,” One Day It’ll All Make Sense (1997)
  • 34. On Hi-Tek’s “The Sun God” [Verse Two] Hi-Teknology (2001)
    34. On Hi-Tek’s “The Sun God” [Verse Two] Hi-Teknology (2001)
  • 33. On Pete Rock’s “Verbal Murder,” Soul Survivor (1998)
    33. On Pete Rock’s “Verbal Murder 2,” Soul Survivor (1998)
  • 32. On Hi-Tek’s “Tekzilla,” Unreleased (2001)
    32. On Hi-Tek’s “Tekzilla,” Unreleased (2001)
  • 31. On Hi-Tek’s “Music for Life,” Hi-Teknology 2 (2006)
    31. On Hi-Tek’s “Music for Life,” Hi-Teknology 2 (2006)
  • 30. “Southside [Verse Three], Finding Forever (2007)
    30. “Southside [Verse Three], Finding Forever (2007)
  • 29. "Stay Schemin (Remix) (2012)
    29. "Stay Schemin (Remix) (2012)
  • 28. “Like They Used to Say, Soundbombing, Vol. 2 (1999)
    28. “Like They Used to Say" [Verse One] Soundbombing, Vol. 2 (1999)
  • 27. “A Song for Assata” [Verse One], Like Water for Chocolate (2000)
    27. “A Song for Assata” [Verse One], Like Water for Chocolate (2000)
  • 26. “Soul By Pound (Remix),” Can I Borrow a Dollar? (1992)
    26. “Soul By Pound (Remix)” [Verse One] Can I Borrow a Dollar? (1992)
  • 25. “Faithful” [Verse One], Be (2005)
    25. “Faithful” [Verse Two], Be (2005)
  • 24. On Kanye West’s “Get ‘Em High,” The College Dropout (2004)
    24. On Kanye West’s “Get ‘Em High,” The College Dropout (2004)
  • 23. “I Used to Love H.E.R.” [Verse Two], Resurrection (1994)
    23. “I Used to Love H.E.R.” [Verse Two], Resurrection (1994)
  • 22. On De La Soul’s “Days of Our Lives,” The Grind Date (2004)
    22. On De La Soul’s “Days of Our Lives,” The Grind Date (2004)
  • 21. On The Beatnuts’s “Slam Pit,” A Musical Massacre (1999)
    21. On The Beatnuts’s “Slam Pit,” A Musical Massacre (1999)
  • 20. “Real People” [Verse Two], Be (2005)
    20. “Real People” [Verse Two], Be (2005)
  • 19. “Raw (How You Like It)” [Verse Two], The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)
    19. “Raw (How You Like It)” [Verse Two], The Dreamer/The Believer (2011)
  • 18. On Jadakiss’s “Why (Remix)” (2002)
    18. On Jadakiss’s “Why (Remix)” (2004)
  • 17. “Summer Madness,” The Pursuit of Dopeness EP (2011)
    17. “Summer Madness,” [Verse Two] The Pursuit of Dopeness EP (2011)
  • 16. “I Used to Love H.E.R.” [Verse One], Resurrection (1994)
    16. “I Used to Love H.E.R.” [Verse One], Resurrection (1994)
  • 15. “Communism,” Resurrection (1994)
    15. “Communism,” Resurrection (1994)
  • 14. “1-9-9-9,” Soundbombing, Vol. 2 (1999)
    14. “1-9-9-9,” Soundbombing, Vol. 2 (1999)
  • 13. Chi-City” [Verse One], Be (2005)
    13. Chi-City” [Verse One], Be (2005)
  • 12.“The Bitch in Yoo” [Verse Two]
    12.“The Bitch in Yoo” [Verse Two], Relativity Urban Assault (1996)
  • 11. On De La Soul’s “The Bizness,” Stakes Is High (1996)
    11. On De La Soul’s “The Bizness,” Stakes Is High (1996)
  • 10. “High Expectations” [Verse One], Soul in the Hole Soundtrack (1997)
    10. “High Expectations” [Verse One], Soul in the Hole Soundtrack (1997)
  • 9. On Black Star’s “Respiration” Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998)
    9. On Black Star’s “Respiration,” Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star (1998)
  • 8. On The Roots “Act Too (The Love of My Life)”
    8. On The Roots “Act Too (The Love of My Life),” Things Fall Apart (1999)
  • 7. “A Dream” [Verse One], Freedom Writers Soundtrack (2007)
    7. “A Dream” [Verse One], Freedom Writers Soundtrack (2007)
  • 6. “The 6th Sense” [Verse Two] Like Water for Chocolate (2000)
    6. “The 6th Sense” [Verse Two], Like Water for Chocolate (2000)
  • 5. “Resurrection ’95,” Resurrection 12-Single (1995)
    5. “Resurrection ’95” [Verse First] Resurrection 12-Single (1995)
  • 4. “The Bitch In Yoo” [Verse One], Relativity Urban Assault
    4. “The Bitch In Yoo” [Verse One], Relativity Urban Assault (1996)
  • 3. “Retrospect for Life” [Verse One] , One Day It’ll Make Sense (1997)
    3. “Retrospect for Life” [Verse One] , One Day It’ll Make Sense (1997)
  • 2. "I Used to Love H. E. R." [Verse Three], Resurrection (1994)
    2. "I Used to Love H. E. R." [Verse Three], Resurrection (1994)
  • 1. Hungry
    1. “Hungry,” One Day It’ll All Make Sense (1997)

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