*Common is reuniting with producer Kanye West for his upcoming album, tentatively titled “The Believer.”
While promoting his new film “Just Wright” opposite Queen Latifah, the rapper described the project as “soulful hip hop.”
“It’s ‘good’ music,” he told Billboard. “The themes are street music and elevation, things that I feel like I always embody when I rap. But here there’s new situations, new solutions.”
In addition to West, the album will also feature production from No I.D., both of which have produced tracks on his previous albums “Be” and “Finding Forever,”
“I’m striving to get it out in the fall,” he said, adding that fans can expect a single by late summer or early fall.
In the meantime, Common and Latifah recorded a song for the “Just Wright” soundtrack entitled “The Next Time,” produced by Karriem Riggins, that will be featured over its closing credits.