“The Light” is a timeless record for sure – with the infusion of rap and soul, it wasn’t typical track that you could hear then or now.

Common and Erykah Badu take the record to new heights with the visuals of the couple being captured in all their glory.

Common was in the midst of a transitional stage, having worked closely with fellow Chicago artist [producer] No I.D. on his first three albums. His fourth studio release, Like Chocolate for Water, saw Common embracing a side of himself that you could say was a byproduct of his musical connection with J Dilla, The Roots, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo and several other artists who are closely tied to the emergence of neo-soul​.

Common says, “It was one of those songs that when you’re really pouring out heart, it’s just coming from your soul. I just had to let the truth come out.”

The accompanying music video incredibly visualizing Common’s tale of love with lover, Erykah Badu. “You knew it was a really special song,” Nzingha Stewart, the video’s director, explains. “In tailoring it to him, I came up with this idea that was like, what would be super specific to him.”

It will always and forever be a classic. Check the video out below:

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