Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Album Push Backs: Jay & Common
Common and Jay-Z now have something in common, each of their upcoming projects have been pushed back. Hip hop fans were expecting Common's eight studio album to drop during the summer, but it got pushed back for a November release. Now, the album, Universal Mind Control, is due to hit stores December 9, the same day 50 drops his album. Can we expect a battle between 50 and Common? If Common comes out victorious, does that mean people have finally come to their senses? Word on the street is that Jay-Z's last album for Def Jam, The Blueprint 3, won't be released until early '09. The album was scheduled to drop December 2, 2 days before Hov's 39th birthday. The rapper/husband/entrepreneur/music exec is obviously a very busy man, Jay has yet to release a video for his first single, “ Jockin Jay-Z (Dope Boy Fresh).” Whatever the case my be, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the album and don't mind waiting a little longer for a classic Jay album.