Common's fourth studio album, 'Like Water for Chocolate,' contains some of the most intellectual songs of his career.

The Chi-town rhymer gives nods to the past on the introduction track 'Time Travelin',' a tribute to legendary Nigerian afro-beat artist Fela Kuti.

CeeLo Green joins him for 'A Song for Assata,' which tells the story of Assata Shakur from her point of view. On the track 'The Questions,' Mos Def (or Yasiin Bey as he's now called) and Common call out their peers for their bad habits and ways of living.

'The Light,' the album's most notable track, has become a classic hip-hop love song. Produced by legendary musician Questlove and the late J Dilla, 'Like Water for Chocolate' was a significant body of work in the 2000s.

Watch Common's 'The Light' Video