Common mentioned this on twitter yesterday, and that’s all there is to it so far. Dnon’t want to get too excited but can’t help and imagine…

EDIT: Bob just told me that he heard about this way back…did a quick search, and it seems that it was first mentioned back in 2007 by Q-Tip on a interview with XXL. But since then nothing came through.

So my question is…why is Common bringing it back now? Does that mean that it’s back on the table? Collabs between 2 giants like them, normally take a while to materialise.

XXL Interview 2007:

“A Tribe Called Quest frontman, Q-Tip, reveals he’s forming a new group with Common entitled The Standard. “Me and Common [are] getting ready to form a group,” ‘Tip tells “We’ll probably run it through the Uni [Universal Records] joint because we’re both on Universal.” According to The Abstract, it was Common who suggested the two from a group. “It was more of his suggestion,” he says. “He was like, “We just need to do a record.” So I’m really excited about that.” While the two haven’t started recording together yet, The Standard will start churning out material once the two starting touring together in a few weeks. As far as the production on the album, though, fans can expect Q-Tip to handle the majority. “I’m probably gonna do a lot of it,” ‘Tip says. “And we’ll get Kanye [West] on a couple things, but you know, that cat is busy.”

@Common • @qtiptheabstract


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