It was in the wind when she said Dilla was gone

from Common – Forever Begins Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Common had a phone call from Ma Dukes (Jay Dee’s mother) right after Dilla had passed away.

“in the wind” refers to “be likely to happen soon” as Dilla’s death, as devastating as it was, did not come as a surprise.

At the moment of phone call Common was in LA (not in Chi-city as one might interpret the “wind” having a double meaning) ridin home to the house that he n Dilla had shared before.

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