Legendary rap artist Common recently released a video for his latest single, “Blue Sky”. The track is the second single from his much anticipated ninth studio album, The Dreamer, The Believer which will be his first release with his new label Warner Bros. Records. In an interview with MTV News, Common explained why he signed with Warner Bros.
“Point blank, I got a call from (Warner Music CEO) Lyor Cohen,” he said. “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.'”
Although Common has left Geffen Records, he spoke with Hard Knock TV about his standing with Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music label. “I’m still G.O.O.D Music affiliated, for sure. I’ll always be. Me and ‘Ye, that’s my brother. I’m still part of the whole G.O.O.D. Music family. It’s not coming out through the G.O.O.D. Music label, but I’m still always associated. I’m still part of G.O.O.D. Music.”
The “Blue Sky” video, directed by music video director Parris, does a fantastic job of illustrating the message of the song. It shows a basketball player, ballerina, artist, and violinist all working to pursue their dreams while keeping their heads held high in pursuit of their passion. Common had this to say about the message behind his latest song in a video he posted to his Youtube page.
“When I think about ‘Blue Sky,’ I think Man, it’s about to be a good day. It made me feel like fulfilling my dreams and going to get what I wanted. And that’s the theme of the song, Yo, go get your dreams.”
Common is definitely fulfilling his dreams as of late. Along with his ninth studio album being slated for a December release, and his numerous acting credits, Common’s autobiography “One Day It’ll All Make Sense” made it on the New York Times Best Seller list now making him an accomplished author as well. Common’s ninth studio album The Dreamer, The Believer is scheduled for release on November 22d.
From: The Dreamer, The Believer
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