Published Jun 12, 2009While his recent (and mostly mediocre) Universal Mind Control LP took forever to come out, it seems that Common has been busy with other things. Besides work on a new cologne for Diesel and a new line of hi-tech clothing for Microsoft (no joke), it's been revealed that the slow-talkin' rapper has been hard at work with Tiger Beat hunks the Jonas Brothers.
Nah Right has posted a link to the track, which is about robbing a bank, features police sirens in the background and is utterly, completely ridiculous. The chorus, complete with more police sirens and guitar bends, features Nick Jonas crooning "Don't judge me for the crime" as Common raps back "Wrong place, wrong time." Shit is real!
In an interview with MTV News, the handsome brothers expressed their desire to work with a rapper some time ago. "There's a song we wrote recently and we were thinking... it does sound different and kind of strange, and [we'd like to work with] a rapper who has some real meaningful lyrics," Nick Jonas said. "[Someone who] has some real depth to what he's saying - someone like a Common or a Lupe Fiasco or a Mos Def. Someone who takes more of a spoken-word approach. That'd be really cool."
It's a shame that our recent Common Timeline had to be written for the December 2008 issue, as the 2009 section would have been a pretty hilarious read.