Chicago emcee Common has revealed that he has started working on his new album.

In a recent interview with MTV, Common makes the announcement of his new album.

Common states:

“I am writing a new album. It will be coming out in January, and I’m looking forward to that. My stuff will come at the top of the year maybe some songs out there on the street level, I’m going to work with No I.D. and looking to hopefully work with Kanye [West] and that’s some of the major people I’ll be working with, and whatever other great talents that I feel are going that direction that I want the album to be.”

Watch Common’s interview with MTV News below: