News: Nas, Common & Q-Tip Rap Super Group Reports Emerge
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 11:31AM
Turns out fans may be getting a handful of rap veterans all on the same track with reports claiming Nas, Common and Q-Tip could be forming a hip-hop supergroup.
Although nothing has been confirmed, speculation on the three rap veterans coming together have emerged onilne.
Q-Tip will be rapping solo for the time being. Despite hinting in the fall that he was finally ready to work with fellow emcee Common on their "super group," The Standard, a source close to the Queens native assures us that won't happen anytime soon. That's because the former front man for A Tribe Called Quest is "in the studio, working on his own album," says the insider. Q-Tip and Chicago native Common formed The Standard in 2007 but have yet to release any music under that name. They're also still mulling the idea of adding another emcee to the group, so don't be surprised if it's Nas. While reps for the three rappers declined to comment, we recently ran into the "Illmatic" legend -- who's also finishing a solo album -- and ask if he would be working with the duo. "Definitely," Nas told us. (New York Daily News)
Last December, Common announced plans to drop a joint LP alongside Nas called NasDotCom.
The awesomeness that is Common and Nas' collaboration on the former's latest single, "Ghetto Dreams," could lead to more than we might have expected. In an interview with Fake Shore Drive, the Chicago rapper revealed that he's working on a joint album with Nas. I don't have to tell you that we're excited about the prospect of a project like this, but holy sh*t, that would be amazing. You wouldn't only have two of the best rappers of all time rapping together, but you would also have Com helping out in the beat-selection department. Imagine him and Nas rapping over an album's worth of beats from No I.D., Kanye West, and Salaam Remi. Lordy. (Prefix Mag)
Music producer DJ Premier recently revealed plans to hook-up with Nasty Nas for a collaborative effort.
"[With] Nas, it's always fun to work with him because we have a formula and vibe that already works. It's not difficult. It's like seeing a long lost cousin like, 'D*mn, I ain't seen you in years. Let's get back to what we used to do.' I submitted some tracks, so hopefully those will work, but if not, he and I are still going to do the Nas/Premier album," he said. "But he has other albums that come before, but we're still going to do it, we've spoken about it." (Hard Knock TV)
While Q-Tip and Nas work on their own solo albums, Common recently saw Top 20 success with the recent release of his latest LP.
Chicago rap veteran Common's The Dreamer/The Believer debuted on the chart this week at No. 17. After seven days of availability, the emcee-turned-actor's new album has pushed out 69,000 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Common & Nas' "Ghetto Dreams" down below: