Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 5:45 pm
Apparently No I.D. is set to be the sole producer of Common’s ‘The Dreamer, The Believer’ . This comes after Common announcing that he was signing to Warner Bros for what is potentially a one album deal. MTV reported the following:
According to Common, No I.D. has produced all of the music on The Dreamer, The Believer.
“That was the first song we did for the album,” Common told MTV News. “No I.D. said, ‘I got something for you.’ He played that beat, I was like, ‘Oh, sh–.’ I kind of hopped into it, like a zone, a character almost [while] writing it. It was just so raw, something like ’95, but new sounding. Then he put up this Nas vocal [sample] going, ‘Ghetto dreams,’ and then I was like, ‘Oh sh–.’ “
Nas heard an early version of the track and immediately wanted to jump on the song. According to Common, No I.D. and Nas were in the studio recording together when the producer played the Queensbridge MC the record. “Once Nas heard that — No I.D. played it for them ’cause they was working — and Nas was like, ‘I’ll get on that,’ ” Common said. “And Nas is my favorite MC, so that was a blessing.”
Listen to ‘Ghetto Dreams’ and see what you think.