Common Readies EP, First Mixtape, and New Album, Plus Upcoming Films

Common is gearing up for a strong 2013. While visiting Late Night with Jimmy Fallon recently, the Chi-Town rapper-actor, who is promoting his coming-of-age film LUV, spilled the beans on his upcoming projects.

“I’m coming out with an EP at the end of this month that will be accompanying the movie LUV,” said the rapper. “And then I got a mixtape, my first mixtape I ever done in my life, will be coming out in April. And then an album in September.”

In addition to starring in LUV, where he plays an ex-con trying to go straight, his production company Freedom Road will produce LUV, as well as the upcoming documentary Magic Men about two men training to become professional magicians.

Asked to describe LUV, Common said, “It’s a coming of age story for an inner-city kid that actually goes out with his uncle for a day. His uncle wants to show him the good parts of life, but he ends up trying to be a man and shows him the good and the bad pretty much. It’s really relevant to what’s going on in an America with our young people. Actually taking father figures that may not be the proper father figure. They may have some good things to teach them but not everything is good.”

LUV is set to arrive in theaters on January 18th.

Gary Gentles

Founder and Creator of and Follow me on Instagram at @gary.gentles.

View all posts by Gary Gentles →