Common is adding author to his extensive list of creative endeavors. The Chicago MC announced his new health and wellness book AND THEN WE RISE will drop in January 2024.
“Exciting news, fam! I’ve got a new book coming in January 2024 called AND THEN WE RISE,” he wrote on Instagram on Oct. 18. “It’s all about health and wellness, inspired by the tough times we all experienced together a few years ago when everyone was thinking about staying healthy. I started sharing my journey on Instagram – working out and sharing healthy food recipes – and folks started asking for advice. So, I decided to put it all in a book to spread some good energy and love, especially in my communities.”
He says the book "covers it all."
“...Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health," he wrote. "It’s got my journey, from diet changes to workouts and even therapy for my mind and soul. Remember, small changes can make a big difference. You don’t have to go from zero to a hundred. Find what works for you, fam, and you’ll be a better you.”
In addition to the new book, Common previously announced he has a new joint album coming with legendary producer Pete Rock. He spoke about the forthcoming project with MSNBC's Ari Melber.
"I've been listening to a lot of '90s Hip-Hop recently because I'm working on a new album with Pete Rock," he said. "The energy of that music whether it's Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, or De La Soul, who just got their music on streaming, it's inspiring to hear. I'm creating music and I'm in a great space right now."