Record Label: Get On Down
Common's "Resurrection" (with 2 Large Professor Remixes) is the 5th Single from Get On Down’s Jukebox Series.
The A-side is the “Extra P” remix of the song and the B-side is the “Large Professor remix”; both produced, of course, by the legendary Large Professor. The song was the title track to Common’s sophomore album, which hit in late 1994 and these two songs have never been released together in this configuration before, on 12-inch or 7-inch.
Common (then known as Common Sense) and producer NO I.D. (who produced the album version of the song) had this to say about the song “Resurrection” (taken from Brian Coleman’s book Check the Technique):
COMMON: That was one of two singles off the album. I really felt like I was being born again, to people who weren’t familiar with me. I felt like I was coming up from the dead, the dead of not being heard.
NO I.D.: That was the second single. We didn’t know that would be the album title at the time we recorded it. We never thought that far ahead. The video for that one was black-and-white, with some projects in there and gang signs. It was definitely the first time that some of the grittier parts of Chicago culture were put into visuals like that.
The Jukebox Series features classic hip-hop 12-Inches from the ‘80s and ‘90s, shrunk down to 7-inch size (“big hole” format) and complete with the original 12-inch artwork. None of the releases in the series have ever been officially issued in 7-inch configuration before.