Common revisits his video “The Light” for VEVO’s ‘Footnotes’ series.
Common had three albums behind him when ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ dropped in the spring of 2000, and he was maturing as an artist with every new move. Riding a Bobby Caldwell sample inventively tweaked by producer J Dilla, the Chicago MC addressed romance and the power of partnership in “The Light.” In our exclusive interview, Common explains that it was inspired by his relationship with Erykah Badu, and deals with “the dimensions of love.” Help us celebrate hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. Jump in and find out why he’s so proud of the line, “it don’t take a whole day to recognize sunshine.”
Watch the footage below.