One Day It'll All Make Sense

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One Day It'll All Make Sense
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 1997
GenreHip hop
Length70:10
LabelRelativity
Producer
Common chronology
Resurrection
(1994)
One Day It'll All Make Sense
(1997)
Like Water for Chocolate
(2000)
Singles from One Day It'll All Make Sense
  1. "Retrospect for Life"
    Released: July 29, 1997
  2. "Reminding Me (Of Sef)"
    Released: August 5, 1997
  3. "All Night Long"
    Released: January 25, 1998

One Day It'll All Make Sense is the third studio album by rapper Common, released on September 30, 1997, on Relativity Records. It was the follow-up to his critically acclaimed album Resurrection and the last Common album to feature producer No I.D. until Common's 2011 album The Dreamer/The Believer. It was also the first album in which Common officially dropped Sense from his name.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle3.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[3]
The Independent4/5 stars[4]
NME8/10[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[7]
The Source3.5/5[8]
Spin8/10[9]
The Village VoiceB+[10]

Reviewing for The Village Voice in January 1998, Robert Christgau wrote of the album:

With no notable penchant for ear candy or mass ass appeal, this Chicago rhymer carves out an unpretentious artistic space that couldn't have existed before hip hop – no singer-songwriter's everyday ruminations come near such social content or physical form. Common raps about black life as most black people live it and black manhood as most young black men grow into it, and while his flow isn't primed for the dance floor, it's complex and full-bodied in a way few, you know, white artists could imitate, much less make up. Nor is that the only way he's complex--guy spends considerable time dancing in his head.[10]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Performer(s) Songwriters Producer(s)
1 "Introspective" 1:36 Common Lonnie Lynn
Ernest Wilson
No I.D.
2 "Invocation" 2:14 Common Lonnie Lynn
Ernest Wilson
No I.D.
3 "Real Nigga Quotes" 5:24 Common Lonnie Lynn
Doug Thomas
Dug Infinite
4 "Retrospect for Life" 6:23 Common
Lauryn Hill
Vere Isaacs (bass)
Lonnie Lynn
James Poyser
Ernest Wilson
Stevie Wonder
Syreeta Wright
James Poyser
No I.D.
5 "Gettin' Down at the Amphitheater" 5:18 Common
De La Soul (Posdnuos and Trugoy)
Lonnie Lynn
David Jolicoeur
Kelvin Mercer
Ernest Wilson
No I.D.
6 "Food for Funk" 4:10 Common Lonnie Lynn
Ernest Wilson
No I.D.
7 "G.O.D. (Gaining One's Definition)" 4:47 Cee-Lo
Common
Lonnie Lynn
Ernest Wilson
Cornell Newhill
Thomas Burton
No I.D.
Spike Rebel
8 "My City" 5:07 Common
Malik Yusef
Alvin Rogers (saxophone)
Demetrions Kelly (bass)
Malik Yusef
Cornell Newhill
Spike Rebel
9 "Hungry" 2:33 Common Lonnie Lynn
Ernest Wilson
No I.D.
10 "All Night Long" 7:35 Common
Erykah Badu
Lonnie Lynn
James Poyser
Erykah Badu
Ahmir Thompson
The Roots
11 "Stolen Moments, Pt. 1" 2:02 Common Lonnie Lynn
Ernest Wilson
No I.D.
12 "Stolen Moments, Pt. 2" 2:57 Black Thought
Common
Lonnie Lynn
Ernest Wilson
No I.D.
13 "1'2 Many..." 3:12 Common Lonnie Lynn
Doug Thomas
Dug Infinite
14 "Stolen Moments, Pt. 3" 3:13 Common
Q-Tip
Lonnie Lynn
Ernest Wilson
No I.D.
15 "Making a Name for Ourselves" 4:53 Canibus
Common
Lonnie Lynn
Germaine Williams
No I.D.
16 "Reminding Me (Of Sef)" 4:55 Chantay Savage
Common
Spike Rebel (keyboards)
Lonnie Lynn
Anthony Craig
Ynot
17 "Pop's Rap, Pt. 2 / Fatherhood" 3:49 Common
Lonnie "Pops" Lynn
Alan Jay Palmer (piano)
Billy Johnson (bass)
Karriem Riggins (drums)
Lonnie Lynn
Karriem Riggins
Karriem Riggins

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1997 One Day It'll All Make Sense 62 12

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1997 "Reminding Me (Of Sef)" 57 9 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. "One Day It'll All Make Sense – Common". AllMusic. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  2. ^ Gray, Christopher (October 24, 1997). "Common: One Day It'll All Make Sense (Relativity)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (October 10, 1997). "Common: One Day It'll All Make Sense (Relativity)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  4. ^ "Pop: Album reviews". The Independent. October 18, 1997. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  5. ^ Fadele, Dele (October 25, 1997). "Common – One Day It'll All Make Sense". NME. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  6. ^ Powell, Kevin (January 22, 1998). "One Day It'll All Make Sense". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  7. ^ McLeod, Kembrew (2004). "Common". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 187. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ "Common: One Day It'll All Make Sense". The Source. No. 98. November 1997. p. 160.
  9. ^ Coker, Cheo Hodari (December 1997). "Common: One Day It'll All Make Sense". Spin. Vol. 13 no. 9. p. 156. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  10. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (January 27, 1998). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 30, 2020.

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