Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Common talks new album, lyric contest and movies

Common talked to MTV about his album, The Believer, out in November.

“I'm just getting in the mode. I been touring a lot and been working on verses here and there. Now, I'm starting to get focused on the album, letting it take its shape. And at the same time [I'll] be working on films, God willing."

He is also hosting a lyrics contest with Think MTV's "It's Your Sex Life" campaign, asking aspiring rappers and poets to express why it's important to get tested for HIV while working on a duo album with Q-Tip!

“I feel a lot more free with my music now that I'm doing films and stuff, because I don't put as much pressure on the music. It ain't my only source of income and way to make a living."

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