According to XXL Mag, Common’s ‘The Believer, The Dreamer’ is lined up to hit the shelves on November 22nd. The LP will be entirely produced by No I.D.
Common has recently switched from Geffen Records to Warner Bros. Records. It was a decision that he explained arose about two years after being released from the imprint. Common Speaks with MTV News, explaining that Warner CEO Lyor Cohen sweet-talked him to signing over a phone call.
“Point blank, I got a call from [Warner CEO] Lyor Cohen,” said Chicago’s rapper, “He was like, ‘Look man, I know who you are. I always told you, you was one of my favorite MCs, and I really meant that.’ I felt the sincerity in what he was saying. He didn’t tell me, ‘We’re going to do this, do that.’ He was more like, ‘I know how we can do your record, and I want to work this. I want this to be on my roster.'”
Common then chose to sign with Cohen and Warner considering that it was much easier than going the independent route. Although he’s no longer signed with Geffen, Common did claim that he’s still affiliated with G.O.O.D. Music, which became a division under Island Def Jam Music Group as of lately.
“I felt like, man, it would be good because it’s so much … we do have a lot going on,” he continued. “I am doing these acting projects. I do have my foundation. I do have a daughter and a life, too. So it’s all these things I want to take care of, I felt like I didn’t want to have an independent label that I felt like you gotta be there for everything, every decision. I’d rather have a team that’s already in place that’s really confident in what I’m doing.”