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COMMON TO DROP NEW ALBUM IN DECEMBER October 29, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment,Hip Hip — Ryann Hayman @ 2:21 pm
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Five months after Common’s new album “Universal Mind Control” was scheduled to arrive in stores, Geffen will finally release the disc on Dec. 9, Billboard reported Tuesday.      

       Two songs, “Announcement” and “Universal Mind Control” both of which feature Pharrell Williams, have already been released. The album also includes two fresh songs, “Gladiator” and “Inhale.”      

       Among other changes to the album since its original release date, “Punch Drunk Love” now features Kanye West rapping the catchy chorus “Am I crazy, or was you giving me the eye?” Also, “Sex 4 Sugar,” which Common previously described as a conversation with a dancer, now has faster drums. “Everywhere,” which was formerly called “Runaway” and set to feature Santogold, now sports a dreamy layered chorus, sans Santogold, over a guitar riff similar to Pat Benatar’s “Love Is a Battlefield.”       

       The album’s production is still split between the Neptunes and OutKast cohort Mr. DJ. West has not contributed any production to “Universal Mind Control.”       

       Here is the track listing for “Universal Mind Control”:

“Universal Mind Control” 
“Punch Drunk Love” featuring Kanye West 
“Make My Day” featuring Cee-Lo Green 
“Sex 4 Sugar”
“Announcement” featuring Pharrell Williams
“Gladiator”
“Changes”
“Inhale”
“What a World”
“Everywhere”

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