At this point, we really have to consider Common as one of the great MCs of all time. Rankings aside, the guys has had an insanely fruitful career: twenty-three years, a bunch of acting stints, and let's not forget the ten albums (a few of which, at least, are classics).

It all started in 1992 with Can I Borrow A Dollar? The Chicago MC enlisted an unknown No I.D. to produce the 13-track LP, and it's definitely considered a classic.

In the early 2000s, Common reached a higher level of success by working with the Soulquarians, a collective of musicians including J Dilla, Questlove, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, and many more. The soulful hip-hop group helped to create some of his best material.

And he's still going. Last year's Nobody's Smiling was a solid addition to his discography, and proof that he can still rock the mic. However, today we aren't going to focus on the 2014 LP, instead channeling in on the material that's a little older. Throw it back to Common's classics.