Common has announced that his upcoming album, The Dreamer, The Believer, will not be released through G.O.O.D. Music. In an interview conducted with Hard Knock TV, the Chicago MC made clear that his lengthy stretch with Kanye West’s imprint, which commenced with the release of Be in 2005, has come to an end.
“I’m still G.O.O.D. Music-affiliated, for sure… I’m still part of the G.O.O.D. Music family, [but] it’s not coming out through GO.O.D Music, the label,” Common reassured fans, before going on to discuss how No I.D. is to take on the primary production duties on his ninth album, just as he did in the early stages of his career.
Common went on to confirm that rumours of an upcoming joint album with Nas will come. Although he didn’t attach a name to it, he explicitly declared, “At some point we will do that” and said Nas.com was an early working title for it, when it was set to be a joint mixtape between the two veteran MCs.
Common is due to release The Dreamer, The Believer on November 22nd through Geffen/Think Common Inc.