The New Common Album = 100% Kanye Free

Common

Lonnie shared some details about a few tracks from his next album Invincible Summer with Billboard, and also revealed that Kanye won’t be working on the project.

“Kanye was focusing on his ‘Glow in the Dark’ show, so he hasn’t been able to make it to the studio to weigh in,” Common says. “But it worked out well, organically. The Neptunes & Mr. DJ came up with a fresh sound for me.”

Judging from some of the song descriptions, I’m guessing ’90’s era Common purists are going to be just as unimpressed with this than they were with Finding Forever.

Here’s a partial track list:

“Universal Mind Control (U.M.C.)”
“Make My Day” feat. Cee-Lo
“Punch Love”
“What A World” feat. Chester French
“Changes”
“Party Shit”
“Dreaming”
“Runaway” feat. Santogold

UPDATE:
Rolling Stone also has a preliminary review


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43 Responses to “The New Common Album = 100% Kanye Free”

  1. Thurz Says:

    Sounds dope

  2. G7 Says:

    common + neptunes = potential wackness

  3. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    No ID!!!!

  4. eskay Says:

    >>common + neptunes = potential wackness

    co-sign

  5. G7 Says:

    comm does need more No ID. I miss the sound of One Day…

  6. eskay Says:

    I’ma punch somebody at my web host in they mouf.

  7. Ghost Writer Says:

    I hope the Neptunes went back to the ’90’s era with the beats…….I hate all that space/UFO music….

  8. D. Billz Says:

    If he pulls this off with out ‘Ye, then he will be “officially” mainstream.

  9. G7 Says:

    Ghost Writer Says:

    May 1st, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    I hope the Neptunes went back to the ’90’s era with the beats…….I hate all that space/UFO music….

    ===
    co-sign

    *daps G Dubya*

  10. nycpaperboy Says:

    No Ye = No buy

    … or download for that matter!

  11. Ghost Writer Says:

    *daps G7*

    You Good?

  12. MiRKED Says:

    finally kanye wont put himself on every chorus

    but the neptunes that is going to be a problem

  13. Dem Says:

    lonnie and pharrell’s bogus journey.

  14. barry washington Says:

    no kanye. not sure if im aight with that.

    fresh new sound? electric circus 2.0? hopefully not.

  15. G7 Says:

    lol @ Dem

  16. Wavy Shprocketts Says:

    chicago has two sounds

    that down-south/midwest crucial conflict/twista vibe

    and then that common/kanye soul vibe

    No ID created the second one out of whole cloth

    because no ID was yeezy’s mentor, common’s later work sounded like a continuation of his work with No ID, so naturally i loved it

    i am intrigued that common won’t be working with kanye because the sound that the two of them create together (PAUSE) is dope imo

    as for neptunes, i think com will sound dope over their beats

    they know how to adjust and fine-tune the sound to fit the artist, and com has a really wide range in terms of beats he can rip

    as always one thing you can guarantee is that the shit is going to be dope (please nobody mention electric circus LOL)

  17. jason Says:

    wack title. album might be sus. Tho Common is dope, this album is going to be a real test for him.

  18. G7 Says:

    Ghost Writer Says:

    May 1st, 2008 at 12:47 pm
    *daps G7*

    You Good?

    ====
    *50’s voice* yeah mane! what’s new on the island?

  19. Wavy Shprocketts Says:

    by the way what’s up with “Mister”

    Mr. Porter

    Mr. DJ

    i mean wtf n*ggas sound like 50 year old men with these names

  20. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    did I just make eskay put this up?!…ha I had a lil comment about his album last post and how Yeezy isnt on it…yeah your welcome eskay. *not serious look*

    jokes homie.

  21. Wavy Shprocketts Says:

    yo es approve Mr. Wavy

  22. G7 Says:

    common + pharrell = Commstradamus???
    lol

  23. sleep Says:

    Kanye/obama»»Lonnie/rev wright

  24. Wavy Shprocketts Says:

    *daps mtf*

    g7 you stupid yo lol

    how about Commtunes

  25. Neks Says:

    Comm can flow on any beat…would like to see so No id, premo but i do recall liking a couple of neptune tracks on electric circus. And the outkast Dj could polly bring out some fire..

  26. Ghost Writer Says:

    *50’s voice* yeah mane! what’s new on the island?

    ^
    The chicks……plus we got our soca carnival this weekend so it’s going to be mad girls everywhere……so that’s whats up for me this weekend….

  27. Hatrick Swayze Says:

    Does the Neptunes still mean No Chad? That asian dude is the real imo. Cuz What I heard was Chad had nothing to do with Hell Hath No Fury and some of the beats were bare compared to the first Clipse album, which had haymakers and monumental sounding shit of course Grinding notwithstanding

    *daps all in attendence* *does hoodrat things*

  28. blahk duppy Says:

    The chicks……plus we got our soca carnival this weekend so it’s going to be mad girls everywhere……so that’s whats up for me this weekend….

    ^dont everybody know each other already on your island?

  29. eskay Says:

    >>did I just make eskay put this up?!…ha I had a lil comment about his album last post and how Yeezy isnt on it…yeah your welcome eskay. *not serious look*

    you did actually. I was gonna post a couple of other things first, but when I saw your comment, I was like oh well, I guess I should put that up.

  30. AJ Says:

    commons always been wack

  31. Rey Says:

    Kanye West is so much better than The IneptTunes—don’t bite my name for Pharrell and Short Round—that it’s practically criminal. Don’t give me any of that sentiment for the Superthug days of those two either because that song was crap. Common’s still signed to GOOD Music and I’m sure Ye will have some input. Also, Kanye choruses are like a billion times better than Neptunes Choruses.

  32. M.Z. Says:

    Yeah, Neptunes w/o Chad is an adventure to say the least. Hopefully with them just doing the N.E.R.D. project, they’ll feel like working with each for a while.

  33. SteelzKitchen Says:

    lonnie is buggin…
    he should just make sure chad is involved…
    pharrell alone is a fuck up

  34. dsteel Says:

    sad. ness. and i LOVE common! I’m a GIRL!!! smh…

    http://www.parlourmagazine.com

  35. Dun Says:

    I guess everybody forgot what a hot track Come Close was. That just happened to be a Neptunes beat. But since that was on Electric Circus everybody wants to forget about that album but it had a gang of gems on it, among them were 2 Neptunes tracks, which he released as the A & B side of his lead single.

    Chad most definitely did produce Hell Hath but he also produced half of Ashlee Simpson’s new album. Is he still the truth to you wishy washy ashy ass nigs up in here?

    Can’t wait till you nigs jump on the bandwagon when this is released. Believe me, there will be plenty of room.

  36. Knuckz Says:

    Pete Rock, Premiere, NO I.D. are all great producers that Common can work with. Neptunes are bootay!!!

  37. steez Says:

    I don’t get how kanye and common worked together last 2 albums and made some dope material and then boom “kanye was focused on the tour and couldn’t come to the studio.” I mean that’s what happens when an artist is under an artist it seems. People ignore the fact that it is a conflict of interest. I hope the album comes out dope but i’m just like why destroy whats been working so good and the excuse is so lame to me.

  38. Trey Stone Says:

    i agree on “Come Close,” that’s better than pretty much everything else i’ve heard from that album.

    Pharrell did “Hell Hath” by himself, production’s credited to “The Neptunes” but Hugo’s nowhere in the writing credits. same with most recent “Neptunes” beats

    The Neptunes are (were?) one of the dopest production teams around, and it seems to me like some of the hate they get is just based on a lame anti-pop/synth hip-hop head attitude, but Pharrell’s been going downhill with the solo beats lately, so if Hugo’s onboard here it’d probably help

  39. nick Says:

    this is only commons ep though its called endless summer this is not his LP the believer….that will have kanye they have already completed a few tracks common said a month back

  40. Ty Says:

    Sounds like “Electric Circus” all ova again…..

  41. thekidLegend Says:

    i hope he gets a couple Primo beats then.
    im fucking with Chester French too. they got a good sound

    no Kanye West on the album is risky

  42. Frank White Says:

    i liked the common/ just blaze chemistry…
    also cant go wrong with premier, that chemistry always works.

  43. Mr.WillDoIt Says:

    RIP Commons music career

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