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Common Gives His Highly Anticipated New Album A Release Date

Invincible Summer is the eight album by rapper Common expected to be released in July, 2008. Roughly one year after releasing one of his most commercially successful and critically acclaimed albums, Common is ready for a change of direction. The Chicago native has his eyes on a mid-July release for his eighth album, which is entitled Invincible Summer, the new CD has been described as an “electro-tinged” and “techno-inspired” sound.

While Kanye West and the late J. Dilla have provided production for both Finding Forever and 2005’s Be, Common says both the need for a fresh sound and a lack of access to West led to the change in direction. The Neptunes and longtime Outkast contributor Mr. DJ provide all of the backing beats to Invincible Summer.

Cee-Lo, Santogold and Chester French, who have recently signed to The Neptunes’ Star Trak label, are all featured on the upcoming work. Invincible Summer could signal a return to the sound Common adopted for his 2002 release Electric Circus. The album also featured production by The Neptunes, and its experimentation with Rock and Electronica drew mixed reactions from fans and critics.

Confirmed Tracks:
Universal Mind Control
Make my Day
Punch Drunk Love
Sex for Sugar
What a World

July 15, 2008 - Posted by | News | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. keep on star rise and consult the lords of the heavens remeber 360 degreez equal seven, electric circus made bitch niggsa nervous they scared to elevate from their lame ass surfaces, it’s offical ya tha light humble and deservin… remember dem bitch rappers moab keep on servin nem! peace self fo gettin me through my wild ass teenage years and remembering to focus on the light not dem niggaz claim positons at night peace and love p.s. islam and blessings to your whole family, tell lonnie pops ta keep speakin into the ethers for future positive manifestations on this physical plane

    Comment by Musa El | August 28, 2008 | Reply

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