Common Readies New Album for July
Mon, 09 Apr 2007 13:58:00
After hitting #2 on the charts with 2005’s Be, smooth hip-hopper Common will try to snag the #1 spot on July 10th, when he releases his next album, Finding Forever. The new set features guest appearances from the elusive D’Angelo and the not-so-elusive Lily Allen, as well as production work by Kanye West and will.i.am.
Finding Forever was partially inspired by the death of Common’s collaborator and former roommate Jay Dee, a.k.a. J Dilla, who produced the track “So Far to Go” (which earlier appeared on Dilla’s album The Shining).
“With the death of J Dilla and other things, you start thinking about forever lasting for real through music,” Common said recently. “I want to leave a mark on this earth.... Making music and saying what I have to say in my music is one of the ways I will exist forever.”
—The ARTISTdirect Staff