Common Hoping To Record Again With Kanye West
Posted on August 6, 2012 by Jamie Slaughter
Common hit the ground running back in 2005, with his Be album, featuring production from Kanye West and J. Dilla. In a recent interview with Complex, Common mentioned that he wanted once more to partner with Kanye on a new album to produce some classic tracks together.
"Yes. You know, when the time is right, I would love to get together [with Kanye] on some more music. It would be an act of passion, it would be a creative project. It would be fun instead of, "I ain't gotta do it, he ain't gotta do it." It's not like we had to do it then or when we first did it, but it'd be a fun thing for us to do," he said. "No matter where you go, you get reminded and you're like, 'I got into this because I love making music, I love Hip Hop, and I love being creative.' Being able to work together with Kanye would be one of those experiences for me. How with No I.D. I had an experience like, 'This is what I do. This is Hip Hop.'"
He went on to express his disappointment at not featuring on "Mercy". "To be honest, I've been in the studio and I was doing some recording, but it was mostly me, Big Sean, Cyhi, Pusha, and Teyana in there. For me, it was fun to just be able to rock with them and cats is smoking, cats is doing what they do, having fun more than anything. Just figuring it out. I can remember Big Sean being like, 'You should get on this' talking about 'Mercy.' I wanted to get on that. I wish I would've gotten on it," he said. "I was working, doing something. Eventually the record, it got done quicker than I could get my verse out. They put it out and it was banging."