Get On Board: Common

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G.O.O.D. Music

Common revamped his career by signing with fellow Chicagoan Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label in 2004. The pair's partnership paid off almost immediately — Com's 2005 LP Be, produced almost entirely by Kanye, went gold, and was hailed as one of his best albums by critics and fans alike.

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