I got the opportunity to attend Common’s private listening session held in Atlanta at Jermaine Dupri’s studio. The industry’s top movers and shakers were there including Ne-Yo, Jeezy, Keri Hilson, BET Executive Kelly G,  Def Jam Executive Bu and many more. Common,a Chi-town native, just finished his ninth album “The Dreamer, The Believer” which will be arriving just in time for Christmas. After hearing the album, I have to say yall are in for a treat.

The album, which features the single “Blue Sky,” was delayed from its November 22 date. Common told us that he “just wanted to get all the singles out that we wanted to get out before the album comes, giving it the right preparation time”. Common stays true to who you have grown to love and continues to show his range and ability as a lyricist and storyteller. The Album has 3 Features- Nas, Maya Angelou, and John Legend.

Common had songs for the ladies as well as songs for the streets. The crowd favorite seemed to be the Nas single.

He also addressed his departure from Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. “We good people on good terms. Really, in all truth, it’s family. It just was a business thing where releasing this album wouldn’t as been as beneficial to release it on a G.O.O.D. Music label, but I’m still G.O.O.D. Music family.”

While he’s no longer signed to Kanye’s label, he will be contributing to the G.O.O.D. Music compilation, due next spring. “I’m planning on going in the studio soon to work on that.”

Make sure you get his album December 20th!

Lawrence from housewives of Atlanta was in the building… Shout out to Jamal King of Steps Events. Here are all the  pic’s and Common new video!!!!

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