Pete Rock attends D. Stubs & M. Drix In Concert at Blue Note Jazz Club on October 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Pete Rock On New Joint Album With Common: 'I Always Feel Like I Got Something to Prove'

Pete Rock On New Joint Album With Common: 'I Always Feel Like I Got Something to Prove'

Published Thu, September 14, 2023 at 9:45 AM EDT

Common recently shared he's working on a joint album with production legend Pete Rock, and Pete Rock has now chimed in on how the anticipated project is coming along.

Pete, whose decades-long production credits read like a who's who of music, commented on a post shared by HipHopDX, saying his "excited" about the forthcoming album.

“You ever miss that feeling of a good release in hip hop?” he captioned the article’s screenshot on Instagram. “Remember how exciting that felt??? We both excited as a mafugga. I always feel like I got something to prove but its just fun to me to make music. Competing to make good music with all the different personalities involved today just gotten dry. We love hip hop and you will know just how much. Stay tuned!!!"

Common previously spoke about the upcoming project with MSNBC host 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."

He also talked about the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop. "More than anything I'm just celebrating it because it brings so much joy and brings so many people together. I performed at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx on Hip-Hop's fiftieth birthday, and just to see the people, it felt like we could celebrate the love that we have for this culture, even with everything that's going on in the world. It really started as a party and a joyful thing, and we were able to have that for this fiftieth year."

No word yet on when Common and Pete's project will arrive.

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