Common Gets Electric With New LP, Invincible Summer

There must be something to this acting thing for Common. Ever since the Chicago rapper started devoting more time to Tinseltown, he also suddenly shifted to frenetic work pace with his music. Com is set to deliver yet another album this summer, titled Invincible Summer, according to Billboard. The album comes on the heals of his last project, Finding Forever, which spawned the Grammy-nominated collaboration “Southside” featuring Kanye West. Invincible Summer, however, won’t feature production from West, who had become a musical muse to Common. The two Windy City residents reunited on Com’s BE and Finding Forever. Common gave ‘Ye credit for inspiring him again, but on the new album he decided to go a different route. Mainly because West was busy on his Glow in the Dark tour, Common said he couldn’t get much studio time with the producer. So he instead hooked up with the Neptunes and one-time OutKast contributor Mr. DJ. The result is a more electro-tinged sound, reports Billboard. Cee-Lo, Chester French, and Santogold are expected to appear on Invincible Summer. The album is tentatively due in July.

  • Killapat

    Man, Common is one of my favorite rappers, but this is real disappointing. BE and Finding Forever were two of my favorite albums ever, and now he’s going back to that Electric Circus shit??? And no Ye production? Come on Com!

  • Be a Nigger Too

    If this is gonna be anything like Electric Circus then he is done. Still in my top 10 though..

  • Southside of the Chi

    I must say Electric Circus wasn’t his best produced album as far as beats and sound, but lyrically there aren’t to many messing with it!

    Whatever he drops, he is still better than 90% of the rappers out.

    Common
    Song:Electric Wire Hustler Flower

    I used to write shit to please niggas
    Now I write shit to freeze niggas
    Whether iced out, or American Pie sliced out
    I sit in the room with the lights out
    Whether diced out, or with their hair spliced out
    I sit alone in the room with the lights out screamin
    Electric! Wire! Hustle! Flower!

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo! First of all Electric Circus was a Banger!
    That album transcended all barriers and was as inspiring and thought provoking as any album. Even if Com himself thinks it was lackluster. He came hard on it and it wasn’t as monotone as he can get sometimes. I’m hopin’ the new LP is a twist of something different. We’re all at our best when we’re walking the tight rope.

  • kingequality

    thats whats up the last lp was good but a lil too much kanye’s over sampling production

  • Marvin

    Common is my favorite rapper of all time. No beats by kanye shame.
    Electric Circus was very underrated.
    Can’t wait for the album.

  • fireforreal

    Electric circus was no where close to where common needed to go as an emcee. That’s why he went so in on BE to prove he still had that fire and Finding forever was a banger but I don’t no If him with the neptunes will mix well because Remember the Clipse as dope as they are they still lacked having really street type beats.

  • http://myspace.com/lodownmuzik Lo Down

    His last album was dope so i hope this one is bangin. Myspace.com/lodownmuzik

  • greenygreen

    electic as in different producers people. come on. and ya’ll don’t remember a few months ago Ye talkin shit like he was the reason commons last two album did good. fuck Ye. Com can stand on his own two. he’s used different producers before and had bangers, kanye just put him in a mainstream light.

  • Fixda

    Common with the neptunes? Could be great…but I wonder if he really could find the same alchemy he has with Kanye…

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  • herotick

    if ‘ye was too busy with the glow in the dark tour then how in the world did he get the neptunes if n.e.r.d. is touring with ‘ye?!

  • shit

    THIS CD WILL SUCK
    DID YAW HERE COMMON VERSE ON THE ROOTS NEW CD
    HORRIBLE
    COMMON MY FAV RAPPER BUT BEING REAL HE FALLING OFF KEEP ACTING
    I THINK THE COMMON WE ALL LOVE IS GONE

  • Git-R-Done

    fixda, common’s “come close” with mary j. blige was produced by the neptunes if you didn’t know, so their new collabo(‘s) could be just as good.

  • MARK CARTEL

    it aint such a bad thing 4 common 2 b workin wit da neptunes and mr. dj but he should think of workin wit preemo, no i.d., pete rock, or 9th wonder would b a better fit 4 him.

    • Hawaiian

      i posted this comment before but it didn’t show up:

      Common needs to take it back to the D and work with cats like Black Milk and Mr. Porter. they have been consistently producing that FIRE over the last couple of years. this could be the project they get mass recognition.

      you know the D is nice with it.

  • HU

    Sorry to say it but this album will be a brick. The lyrics can be tight as hell but if the beats aren’t there then it just won’t work. He’s trying to prove he doesn’t need Kanye but he does need a good overall sound to his album otherwise it’ll just be a Barack Obama spoken word album.

  • nm

    I AGREE WITH MARK CARTERL COM WITH PREM AND 9TH WONDER YEAH THAT SHIT WOULD BE CRAZY BUT THE NEPTUNES ARE INSANE WITH HOW THEY MAKE BEATS SO I THINK COMMON JUST TESTING WATERS AND EXPANDING

  • Chris S

    bad move for common’s career.
    common + kanye = one of the best tandums ever

  • Carolina West

    Com knows what he’s doin. he did the finding forevers and bes. time to move on. he mastered that sound and made his ye classics. yall would be disappointed to hear another finding forever, new album new sound. way to step out the box com.

    myspace.com/carolinawestmusic

  • http://www.myspace.com/lamont2006 ACE

    I hope this album is as good as Electric Circus.That was his best album period! Tha production on that album was off tha chain… that album got slept on!

  • TISHAN

    LIKE WATER FOR CHOCALATE IS THA BEGINNING FOR ME. EVERYTHING AFTER THAT I LOVED. I HAVE THA ALBUMS BEFORE THAT BUT THE MUSIC DOESN’T GRAB ME…THE LYRICS DOES BUT I NEED MUSIC BEFORE LYRICS. HE FOUND HIS NITCH SO IT WILL BE DOPE I CAN’T WAIT.

  • http://nonthreateningblackmale.blogspot.com/ LOL

    COMMON IS BORING

    GRANOLA RAP FELL OFF

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  • http://ecologistsgoober.blogspot.com Antony Wong

    If only more people could hear this.