Classic Albums/Great Albums
Classic albums are a requirement to be considered a great emcee. Everybody has had hot lines here and there. You and your boys might have kicked some dope rhymes in a cypher. Putting together a classic piece of work is a different story. Some of your favorites have yet to do it. Once an artists drops a classic, they're forever cemented in the history books of Hip-Hop. without it, they risk becoming "Remember..."
Most would agree, Common has at least two classic albums to his name in Like Water for Chocolate, and Be. Common worked directly with two of the greatest producers of all-time in J Dilla, and Kanye West, yet he was never overshadowed by the production. Common showed his diversity, while never giving off the feeling of reaching outside of his lane. Hard aggressive rhymes, story telling, varied content, even displaying a sense of humor times, on both Like Water for Chocolate and Be Common covered all bases.
When Common isn’t dropping classics, he still releases solid albums like Nobody’s Smiling and One Day It’ll All Make Sense.