I know I’ve been hyping Common’s new album, “The Dreamer, The Believer”, to death but everything I’ve read, heard, seen or listened to has me as amped as a nerd reading about the new season of “Game of Thrones”. Here’s what the native Chicagoan said about once again working with fellow Chicagoan, No I.D., who, oh by the way, is the sole producer on the album.
“I hadn’t worked with No I.D. for like 8 or 9 years,” he said. “We really hadn’t talked that much either, so reconnecting with him – especially as we’ve both grown as human beings, men, and artists – reminded me what I love music for and why I love hip-hop. It’s like, you’ve done this, you’ve been to the White House, you’ve done these things, but you’re still a hip-hop dude. It’s kind of a good reminder.”
The album drops in December and, just another reminder, his next project is a collaborative album with Nas.