Common Feat. Dwele “The People” (2007)
Album: Finding Forever
Samples: Mountain “Long Red” & Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson “We Almost Lost Detroit”
Kanye’s ambition to sonically tribute the late J. Dilla on Common’s Be works best on this symphonic track that richly cuts together ’70s vocal samples with electric bass. That Common dubs West “the new Preemo” on this song doesn’t even sound (too) incredulous.