Common and DJ Premier have connected for "In Moe (Speculation)." The instrumental for the track was initially released on Beats That Collected Dust, Vol. 3, which dropped back in September, but received an update with Common's added vocals.
Premier detailed how Common's verse came about, saying it all happened organically. The pair previously connected on "The 6th Sense," the lead single from Common classic, Like Water For Chocolate.
“In October, I posted a clip of me playing the “In Moe” (Instrumental) Vinyl on IG, and the comments went crazy. It’s currently at 4.4 million views. Artists like Busta Rhymes, Action Bronson, and Common said they would love to rhyme on it” DJ Premier shared in a statement. “Common delivered a dope verse that same week. On the night of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame event, Chaka Khan went on her IG Live during her induction and brought Common onstage during her performance to do the Melle Mel verse of 'I Feel For You.' I called him the next morning to see if we could do a video at my studio while he was still in NY. We only had a short window, due to me going to 45 King’s funeral, and then to another wake later that night for my co-manager’s father-in-law. The energy was very positive that day, and we accomplished the mission."
Premier will also be performing at tonight’s 24thAnnual Latin Grammy Awards in Seville, Spain. He'll perform alongside Feid — their collaboration, “Le Pido A Dios,” is nominated for Best Hip-Hop/Rap Song.
Check out the video for "In Moe (Speculation)," directed by POE below.