Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Rapper/actor Common is gearing up to release a brand new album in January of 2013. The Chicago lyricist recently talked to MTV about the new project and is hoping to work with long-time collaborators No I.D. and Kanye West.

“I am writing a new album. It will be coming out in January, and I’m looking forward to that. My stuff will come at the top of the year maybe some songs out there on the street level, ‘m going to work with No I.D. and looking to hopefully work with Kanye [West] and that’s some of the major people I’ll be working with, and whatever other great talents that I feel are going that direction that I want the album to be.”

In the meantime, look for Common to appear on West’s new G.O.O.D Music album, Cruel Summer.

What is your favorite Common album?