Common‘s “Resurrection” gets a limited 7″ clear vinyl single reissue from Get On Down featuring the Large Professor remixes of the track from his 1994 LP of the same name. The release is the latest in The Jukebox Series from the label, which shrinks classic 12″ hip-hop releases down to the “big hole” 7″ format and packages them with original artwork. This release arrived recently with some notes on the project from producer No I.D. and Common (formerly Common Sense):
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.