Common & Pete Rock Making New 90’s Inspired Album

Chicago rap icon Common confirmed on MSNBC’s ‘The Beat With Ari Melber’ that he is collaborating with fellow icon in the music industry, Pete Rock, to create a new album inspired by 90’s hip hop.

This does not mark the first time these two musical icons have teamed up; the two have worked together on joint albums, like Common’s 2011 ‘Dreamer/The Believer’ and Rock’s 2016 ‘Don’t Smoke Rock,’ and single tracks like Common’s “The Bitch in Yoo” and “Verbal Murder 2.”

Common told Melber: “I been listening to a lot of ’90’s Hip Hop because I been creating a new project. I’m working on a new album with Pete Rock and just, the energy of that music, whether it’s Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, or De La Soul, because they just got their music on streaming, it’s been inspiring to hear. But I am creating new music right now. I’m in a great space.”

While on the show, Common also touched on the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop and its cultural importance. He discussed being “a part of the progression” of the hip hop and rap genres that “bring people together.”

This collaboration album with Pete Rock will be Common’s first album in about 2 years, following his 2021 release of ‘A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2.’ So far there is no further information about the album. Common nor Pete Rock have made any further statements or given their fans and followers any teasers. The name of the album, the cover art, what the tracks may sound like and who they may feature all remain a mystery for now.

Keep your eyes peeled for more news about Common and Pete Rock’s upcoming album.

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