"And the say Chi-city..."

While promoting his new film 'Luv' on NBC's 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' last night, Common announced that he will be looking to drop a EP, a mixture and new album all this year.

Speaking to Jimmy Fallon he revealed that he'll be "coming out with an EP at the end of this month that's accompanying the movie Luv, and then I've got a mixtape - the first mixtape I've ever done in my life - will be coming out in April. And then an album in September."

This will be the Chicago rap veteran's tenth solo LP which follows the highly successful 'The Dreamer, The Believer' which was released in 2011. The album was most notable for the subliminal/not-so subliminal dis track towards everyone's favourite wet tissue rapper Drake.

Last year Common was featured in G.O.O.D Music's rather average compilation album 'Cruel Summer' (which barely made in time for the summer anyway) and featured fellow members Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz. Here's hoping that Common will not only keep to the release dates but keep the consistency of his previous albums as well...

The Chi-town native will also be starring alongside Mark Rufflo, David Franco, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Melanie Laurent in in 'Now You See Me', which will be released on 21st June. Luv is out in the US on 18th January, no word on a UK release date yet.

Words by Jerry Gadiano


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