Common is doing so much acting lately that filming for the new Terminator movie has caused him to push back his new album. I'm not concerned with it," he said. "I feel I've established who I am
as a hip-hop artist. I think people respect that people are
multitasking. If you're doing both passionately and do them well,
people can respect them. I'mma do my best at that. I'mma create my
music. Overall, I feel that both [my professions] sharpen each other."
With news that Kanye West will sing his entire new album "808's & Heartbreak" Common says "I love it," continuing "Let me tell you, as an artist, you wanna be free. You gotta do what you feel. You can't just cater to the audience. You gotta say, 'Hey, y'all, this is where I'm at.' For him to do an album called 808s and Heartbreak, you know that's where he is at this moment. I heard some songs, and I think it's fresh. I think the people are ready for it." [watch here]
In related news, Common recently put out the new video [watch here] for his song "Universal Mind Control." The song and video also feature Pharrell, make sure you check it out now!
Common Talks Kanyes Album