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A hip-hop veteran and complete icon in the craft of rhyme and freestyle, Common not only ripped through an eight-minute feature with the L.A. Leakers, but he also came through the Power 106 studios for an in-depth conversation on his new album and his outlook on his career.
Speaking with Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk, the “Imagine” emcee has a reflective moment during the almost hour-long interview where he shares his experiences with finding success throughout the years, his impact on the culture, and even shares advice for today’s generation of rappers. Initially known as Common Sense when he first came onto the scene in the early nineties, the rap G.O.A.T. has witnessed the many changes of the industry and how he continues to open new chapters in his career and life, as he’s gearing up for the release of his 13th album, ‘A Beautiful Revolution, Pt. 2.’ A new offering that is reflective to where he is currently, Common details how the first ‘Revolution’ depicted the challenges of 2020, ‘Pt. 2’ reflects hope and the true essence of emceeing.
Common is approaching 30 years in the game and he’s still focused on his creative outlet of making a catalog of music with hopes to finally secure collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, The Creator, Noname, and the Griselda trio. While the vet speaks on wanting to collab with the generation holding down rap now, he also offers much vital advice for artists who are securing major label deals.
Common’s longtime friend and collaborator Kanye West recently dropped his much anticipated ‘Donda’ album, and while Comm couldn’t make it out to the live listening Chicago event, he pays his respects to Ye for always consistently influencing and inspiring culture and art.
Common goes on to speak on who he would go up against in a possible Verzuz battle, how Snoop Dogg embodies hip-hop, the time Kanye taunted him for not winning a Grammy, and much more.
Check out the full Common x L.A. Leakers interview above!