As previously reported by Def Sounds, Chicago rapper Common inked a deal with Warner Bros, at the time of the announcement the details where very scarce, but now Common speaks to MTV and reveals some information on the deal.
“Point blank, I got a call from [Warner CEO] Lyor Cohen. 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.’ ”
As Common continued, he added:
“I felt like, man, it would be good because it’s so much … we do have a lot going on. 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.”
Although no longer signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music, he’s still affiliated, as he says it’s “G.O.O.D Music all day and all night.”
Common’s 9th studio album, The Dreamer, The Believer, will release on Warner Bros in November.