May 6 2008
Chicago's Common is about to drop a new album entitled "Invincible" later this Summer. The album will be a complete departure from his last. It will be more electonic sounding (see my post on Electrohop...Trancehop...Thugstep). He will aslo have Santogold on his album which is his favorite artist right now. He knows what is going on.
Invincible Summer," which Common has been hard at work on for the last two months, is tentatively scheduled for mid-July. The high-energy track "Universal Mind Control (U.M.C.)" is likely be the first single, due by the end of May. The Neptunes and Outkast producer Mr. DJ produced the album. Kanye West, who helmed the production on Common's last LP, 2007's "Finding Forever," did not contribute any tracks this time around."
Cee-Lo and The Neptunes' pop group, Chester French, guest on the album, but Common says singer-MC Santogold is "one of my favorite artists right now" and adds that he's awaiting a verse from her for the track "Runaway," which draws its guitar riff from Pat Benatar's 'Love Is A Battlefield."
Hip Hop is evolving. The way it should be. Hip hop is getting back to its spirit of true expression an incorporating sounds from all over the world. I love when hip hop artist take chances with their music instead of playing it safe and sticking to a formula.