One of Chicago-born rapper Common's most beloved albums is his 2005 hit, Be. The accalimed emcee revealed that he would be open to recording a follow-up alongside his friend Kanye West, who produced the bulk of that project. But Common wouldn't want to do it until the time is right.
"Yes. You know, when the time is right, I would love to get together [with Kanye] on some more music. It would be an act of passion, it would be a creative project. It would be fun instead of, 'I ain’t gotta do it, he ain’t gotta do it,'" Common told Complex. "It’s not like we had to do it then or when we first did it, but it’d be a fun thing for us to do. No matter where you go, you get reminded and you’re like, 'I got into this because I love making music, I love Hip Hop, and I love being creative.' Being able to work together with Kanye would be one of those experiences for me. How with No I.D. I had an experience like, 'This is what I do. This is Hip Hop.'"
"To be honest, I’ve been in the studio and I was doing some recording, but it was mostly me, Big Sean, Cyhi, Pusha, and Teyana in there," he said of working with the G.O.O.D. Music family. "For me, it was fun to just be able to rock with them and cats is smoking, cats is doing what they do, having fun more than anything. Just figuring it out. I can remember Big Sean being like, 'You should get on this' talking about 'Mercy.' I wanted to get on that. I wish I would’ve gotten on it," he said. "I was working, doing something. Eventually the record, it got done quicker than I could get my verse out. They put it out and it was banging."