Video: Common x T-Pain on "When I Was 17" + The Dreamer, The Believer Previews
Common adds a lot of depth and some blurry class photos of him with a bandaged eye and a high-top fade to his well-known origin story (as he’s discussed on Rosie and in his own bestselling memoir, Com was a baller first, and really got into rapping when he was sidelined with a serious injury). It’s not easy to top fellow subject T-Pain‘s high school war stories (lived in car, was interrupted mid-booty tap by a would-be thief thrown off by the mirrored windows, defended self by throwing wrenches and other household objects) but Com definitely rises to the occasion. For instance he was so not trying to have braces in high school that he roped his friend into taking them off in the basement with electrician’s pliers. True story. Watch the full episode above.
In more modern Com-related news, DJ Drama had him on his Shade45 show to talk about working with Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar (below) and after the jump check a listening session for The Dreamer, The Believer (dropping Dec. 20th) including a sneak preview of the song “Celebrate” at about 2 minutes in.[audio:http://www.okayplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Common_x_DJ_Drama_Shade45_Interview.mp3|titles= Common x DJ Drama Shade45 Interview]
Spotted at MWP.