Common Discusses His Work w/ J Dilla, Kanye West And No ID On Hard Knock TV
Common has enjoyed a career full of legendary collaborations with some of the game’s foremost pioneering producers and in their prime, no less. Whether he was with the best to ever do it AKA J Dilla or holding his city down with hometown heroes like Kanye West and No ID, the brother Com has made some of the most memorable musical moments of a generation with some its most storied sonic sculptors. Recently he took to Hard Knock TV to discuss his exploits with the industry’s top-tier, delving into the pain of watching his friend and roommate Jay Dee deteriorate before his eyes while living together in LA and working on the 4x Grammy nominated Be, making magic with the eccentric and universal pop mentality of Yeezus and growing up with the producer of his latest record Nobody’s Smiling and longtime collaborator ID. There very well might not be a person in the world of hip-hop who could so can speak to working with so many innovators. So keep your eyes and ears peeled as the Chi-town champ gushes on the brilliance and pure creative nature of the Donut king, the self-anointed one and the man with no id on Hard Knocks TV with Nick Huff Barili. Grab his Nobody’s Smiling LP on iTunes today.