Hip Hop Heavyweight slash Actor, Common, made headlines yesterday after announcing that he will be releasing an EP before the end of the year and that you can expect a full release from him early next year. “I’ve only got a couple songs, but I’m gonna get the EP done quick and then I’m gonna release an LP at the top of next year,” Common said. This will be the MC’s first full-length effort since his sorely underrated 2011 LP The Dreamer, The Believer. Common also mentioned and spoke highly of a hot MC and recent signee of Def Jam, Vince Staples, “I got my man Vince Staples on a song,” he stated. “I like him. He’s cold on the mic. When I heard him rapping, I was like, ‘This dude can really rhyme.’ It made me want to write.”
Let’s stay tuned and see what Common will produce by the end of the year.