Common sits down with Rap-Up TV to discuss his upcoming collaboration with Jhené Aiko and the Kanye West/Kim Kardashian wedding.
Common was in L.A. this week to give some interviews about his upcoming albumÂ Nobody's Smiling. Our own Jen DeLeon caught up with him, as did Rap-Up TV, who asked him about working withÂ JhenÃ© Aiko and attending Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's recent wedding.
âJhenÃ© Aiko is an artist that I truly respect,â he said. âI think she has a unique voice in music, in culture. When I say unique voice, not only is it her singing voice, but her perspective, who she is, what she offers to the world is something thatâs very, very special. Itâs a soul to it. Itâs a spirit to it.â
âI wanted to team up with her and do a song that was fresh. I called it âBlak Majikâ because I say we make something out of nothing,â he explained. âItâs also a feel-good, fun song, but itâs hard, itâs rough. Itâs something special about that song too.â
About his old friend Kanye's wedding, Com said âThat was a very special wedding in the way that it was fun. I had been to Italy, but never to Florence. It felt very family-oriented, very simple but beautiful, and it felt like they cared about the guests. The way we were treated, it was royal. Everything was simple and beautiful and we had the best time.â