Common and Kanye West gave us one of the best rap albums of all time coming out of Chicago with Be. “The Food” was one of the album’s standout tracks and featured West on the beat as well as the hook. The performance of the song was recorded when Common was a featured guest on Comedy Central’s Dave Chappelle Show on March 3, 2004, during the show’s second season.
The performance marked a comeback for the Chicago rapper, who had fallen off the radar until West helped revive his career. The song contains a sample from Otis Reddings “Nothing Can Change This Love“. The song ended up as the eighth track on Be and is one of the most memorable album performances from both artists.