I was really in love with Common off this album alone and then I went back into the rest of his discography and deemed him a favorite.
Kanye showed his ass and brought Common to a different scheme than that of his usual No ID/?uestlove/Dilla stuff (all of which is amazing in its own right).
Like he said,
I know they sayin “Damn, Ye snapped with this beat!” Fuck you expect? I’ve got a history.
You ain’t lyin Kanye.