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Common To Produce '90s Rapper Comedy Titled '93 Til Infinity'
Aside from getting ready for the release of his forthcoming eleventh studio album Black America Again, Common is also in talks to produce a television series for FOX.
Titled 93 Til Infinity the single camera buddy comedy will be produced by Common and Hamilton's very own Thomas Kail, and written by Ian Edelman.
The show will follow a prolific black rapper from the '90s that is struggling in the present day to figure out the next chapter of his life. In the process he reconnects with his white best friend from middle school; struggles with family and other personal responsibilities; and is simply trying to get a much needed midlife reboot.
The premise sounds entertaining and it'll be interesting to see how it all plays out. But the series definitely has our attention, especially considering that it's name after a great '90s rap song and album (Souls Of Mischief's debut album 93 Til Infinity).
Music wise, Common will drop Black America Again on November 4. The 15 track project will feature guest appearances from Stevie Wonder; Robert Glasper; John Legend; The Internet's Syd and many others. A track list can be viewed below. He also recently dropped a verse on a remix to Solange's A Seat At The Table standout song "Cranes In The Sky."
"Every once and a few years, there are certain songs that come out and have the sound of forever. 'Cranes in the Sky' is that song for me," common said in regards to the remix.
Black America Again Track List:
1. Joy And Peace (feat. Bilal)
2. Home (feat. Bilal)
3. Word From Moe Luv Interlude
4. Black America Again (feat. Stevie Wonder)
5. Love Star (feat. PJ)
6. On A Whim Interlude
7. Red Wine (feat. Elena)
9. A Moment In The Sun Interlude
10. Unfamiliar (feat. PJ)
11. A Bigger Picture Called Free (feat. Syd)
12. The Day Women Took Over (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
13. Rain (feat. John Legend)
14. Little Chicago Boy (feat. Tasha Cobbs)
15. Letter To The Free (feat. Bilal)