Common discusses how constantly challenging himself allows him to learn, and that being an artist is a journey.
- When I released my first album, even the first song, my view and perspective was like I'm gonna release this song and I'm about to be a star. And it came out and it was like man, what is this? I'm putting in the work and I believe that this music is great, it's good, so why is it not connecting? I started to work on my skills, work on my craft, and learn more about music and challenge myself, and be in circles where people were better than me. And I released something, the second album Resurrection, and I even called it that because I felt like I was coming from the dead, like people didn't know who I was. I started to get some awareness, like with the song, I Used To Love Her. That was my first wake up call to this is gonna be a journey.