Common is currently working on his upcoming "The Believer" album and this time the Chicago rapper is returning to his roots. For his last album, "Universal Mind Control," Common used The Neptunes for most of the LP's production but for the new project he plans to use Kanye West and No I.D.
Common recently talked about the new album saying he has already recorded multiple tracks with Kanye and No I.D. (who has been producing songs for Common ever since he debut "Can I Borrow A Dollar?" back in 1992). Besides signing Common to his G.O.O.D. Music label, Kanye West produced most of Com's 2004 "Be" Lp, not to mention his 2007 "Finding Forever" album. [Kanye West – First Show Since VMAs – Watch Here]
In related news, Common recently played a benefit show for his Common Ground Foundation over the weekend. The performance included spots by Nas, Ye, De La Soul, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Ludacris, Heavy D and Queen Latifah. [Common's Benefit Concert With Nas, Mos Def, Ludacris & More – Watch Here]
Ludacris, Mos Def, Nas, Talib Kweli (LIVE)
Common, John Legend (LIVE)
Kanye West – 1st Show Since VMAs