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  • Audio CD (September 30, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Relativity
  • ASIN: B000003BZO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Common's skills are unique, and his style is complete, but his most effective talents are in constructing an album of material that listens like a book. One Day is a fully realized, start-to-finish memoir of a Chicago-based African American male, and it's equal to any challenge from the literary form. To listen to One Day is to pass through a multifaceted relationship between a father and a son, an expecting father and an impending son, and a man and his spirit, all set in the wake of a close friend's death. (This album is deep.) One Day features cameos from the cream of the hip-hop crop, including De La Soul, Lauryn Hill (the Fugees), Erykah Badu, and an indelible Canibus. Common can take his place as the responsible father of hip-hop and a dope MC as well. --Saren Sakurai

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This great cohesion of lyrics and jazzy beats makes this an outstanding album.
Andrew J. Williamson
In my opinion, this is the best track on the album, and it is also one of the deepest songs ever.
GET THE CD,ALBUM,TAPE WHATEVER NOW cause you'll be upset if you don't!!!It's just common sense!!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
To tell the truth, I think that giving this album a "5 Star" rating isn't enough... This album ranks up in the 10 or 11 star range - if that many. In other words, this album is nothing less than a Hip-Hop classic. I listen to this album faithfully and I seriously believe that Common is way underrated. Even after this album was laced with countless cameos with people like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Cee-Lo, Canibus, & De La Soul, he's still not being given the credit he deserves. It's a shame that so few people recognize true Hip-Hop when they see it... "One Day It'll All Make Sense" is without a doubt my favorite album and Common is in my top 5 favorite as well...
Common - you outshine them ALL... One Luv...
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Karl on January 7, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I heard somebody say that 1997 was not a good year in hip hop. I disagreed with the sentiment then, and I definitely have to disagree with it now. Before I even get started talking about this album, just let me tell you what the bottom line is: go buy this right now.
I'll wait. You can read this when you get back.
Now... where were we?
Ah, yes. One Day It'll All Make Sense. Now, let's see, what can I say by way of introduction? One Day It'll All Make Sense is by The Artist Formally Known As Common Sense (apparently, it's just Common now). He first made a big splash with "I Used to Love H.E.R." a single about how hiphop had evolved from fun-lovin' party music topolitically aware messages from the heart, head and street, but had begun to slide into gangsta-inspired nihilism.
That single managed second place in the Phattest Single, Phattest Lyric, and Phattest Crossover Single categories of the 1994 New Jack Hip Hop Awards. As a rapper, Common was also nominated several times. Still, neither he nor his album, Resurrection, managed to take any awards home (although, the album did come in second for Most Slept On).
I think this year will be different. Let me tell you why.
Apparently, all the writing and guest spots he's done since (most notably with De La Soul on Stakes Is High) has not only helped him to hone his skillz, but something over the past few years has taught him the benefits of honest reflection. With One Day It'll All Make Sense, he has moved beyond being an MC who can make a damn good single every once in a while to a full-fledged hip hop leader. This album is not only consistent, it is absolutely amazing. The production is on point. The lyrics are creative. The flow is all that and a homemade Southern meal at Grandma's house.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 29, 1999
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With clever wordplay, inspiring subject matter, and a deviance from mainstream hip-hop, Common has emerged as the unofficial voice of the rap purist. And Common seems to cherish the role of underground god too. "Not for the money, I could have sampled Diana Ross a long time ago", he rhymes on Invocation. Throughout One Day, Common displays a fully looaded arsenal of engaging lyrics through introspection, battling, and spirtuality. Commmon's is at his best when his rhymes speak to the listener in a poetic and sometimes prophetic like manner. A perfect example of this is the album's lead single, Retrospect for Life (featuruing Lauryn Hill). This song gives the young male perpective of abortion in a heartfelt manner that is as touching as I Used to Love H.E.R. Stolen Moments is the andreline rush of One Day. This three part epic finds our narrator puzzled by a bugulary that takes place at his home during a vacation that has a catchy conclusion. Versatile and talented, Common also lets guests ranging from Canibus to Erykah Badu and Cee-Lo shine. Even his father joins the fun for a little reflecting on the sequel Pop's Rap Part 2. So why isn't this a five star gem. Well like previous Common recordings, One Day seems to get a little dull at times. My City is a much too long poetry reading by Malik Unsef. The pop appeal of the Chantay Savage blessed (Reminding of Sef) is also fast-forward material. And while the production on this album is pretty consistent, there is nothing breathtaking about the selection of beats. Not that No I.D. is mediocore, the album's main producer is very adequate. But maybe Common would serve himself better if he followed the footsteps of his idol's KRS-One and Rakim and seek outside producers such as DJ Premier to help balance and maybe sharpen his sound. While we can't wait for that day to come , we can still enjoy what One Day has to offer. Masir Tucker
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jon a.k.a. Dragon on February 25, 2006
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A lot of emotions come to mind for me when I hear this album. For Common, this was a true signaling point in his lifetime. On "One Day", the brother formerly known as Sense chose to tone things down a bit and adress what's important over mellow, but soulful beats (which would later become the blueprint for the Soulquarians), such as the endearing "G.O.D. (Gaining One's Definition)" feat. Cee-Lo and the warm, remenicient feel of "Reminding Me (Of Sef)", which was dedicated to the good times with his departed friend. But these are greatly outshined by the insightful "Retrospect For Life" feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, where he speaks on his fears and hopes of becoming a father for the first time. On some parts of the album, however, he tries a bit too hard to get gutter ("Gettin' Down In The Ampitheater" feat. De La Soul), but most of the time he's on point, and gets razor on the cuts "Hungry" and "Making A Name For Ourselves", the latter in which Cannibus gives one of his best verses you'll ever hear. Taking time out to flex a story, the three part "Stolen Moments" tracks tells of Common getting robbed when he gets back from a trip and goes to show you can't trust anybody. The album comes to a finishing close with the one and only Pops ("Pop's Rap pt. II: Fatherhood") giving praise to his son and prayer for his child. Before I heard this album, I didn't really have a clear path in life, but it helped me discover what's really important and not to sleep on responsibility. Cop this most definitely. END.
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