Take It EZ

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"Take It EZ"
Common - take it ez.jpeg
Single by Common Sense
from the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?
B-side "Soul by the Pound"
Released September 4, 1992
Format CD single
Audio cassette
Maxi single
Recorded 1991
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:08
Label Relativity Records
Songwriter(s) Lonnie Lynn, Andrew Jay Marks, London C McDaniels, Dion Wilson, Tony Craig
Producer(s) 2 pc. DRK
Common singles chronology
"Take It EZ"
"Breaker 1/9"
- "Take It EZ"
"Breaker 1/9"

"Take It EZ" is the debut single by Chicago rapper Common from his debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar?. It is produced by 2 pc.DRK, a production team made up of Immenslope and Twilite Tone. The song's beat mixes keyboards and saxophone playing by Lenny Underwood and Tony Orbach respectively, as well as a sample from "When Will the Day Come" by Rasa. Its beat anticipates the soulful production from Common's second album, Resurrection.[1] It reached #5 on the Hot Rap Singles chart making it the most popular single from Common's debut album. Stanton Swihart of Allmusic considers it to be a standout track on the album.[2]

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Take It EZ" (4:08)
  2. "Take It EZ (Instrumental)" (4:08)


  1. "Take It EZ (Jazz Instrumental)" (4:08)
  2. "Soul by the Pound" (4:20)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 5


  1. ^ Jost, Matt. "Can I Borrow a Dollar? Review at RapReviews.com". Retrieved March 24, 2007. 
  2. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Can I Borrow a Dollar? Review at Allmusic". Retrieved March 24, 2007. 

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