The 6th Sense

The 6th Sense

Common (Ft. Bilal)

“The Sixth Sense” represents Com at the peak of his creative and lyrical powers, blending the limber wordplay of Resurrection with the more introspective rhyming of One Day It’ll All Make Sense.

The skit at the end of the track leads to the next track, “A Film Called (Pimp)”. It features Common talking to a female fan on the streets who asks for his autograph. Common engages the woman in conversation about how he tries to “portray women in a better light”. Then the skit takes a turn for the weird when one of Common’s hoes shows up refusing to work the corner to get his money. Common then proceeds to pimp slap her and tell her to get back on the corner. When he returns to talk to the fan she is disgusted by his actions.

The skit is pure irony since the topic of the song is about Hip-Hop providing a better message to the fans, and then he turns around and does the exact opposite.