LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 10: Recording artist & actor Common performs at Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at City C
Bryan Steffy

After a quiet 2012, Common appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to divulge a new EP, mixtape, album and two (!!) movies all coming out this year. Dude's gonna be busy. 2012 marked the 20th anniversary of the rapper's debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and ever since, the Chi-town MC has linked with everyone from Pharrell to Kanye West to No I.D. to continually morph and evolve his sound. Before Common releases the first of his 834 projects this year, take a look back with this 40-song retrospective of the influential rapper's work.