Chicago MC Common recently downplayed the proliferation of bootleg reproductions of his much-anticipated upcoming album Be, stating that he wasn’t too bothered by the album leaks.
“People ain’t got all the songs, so I ain’t trippin’. They don’t even have the whole album yet,” Common said in a statement.
The rapper is currently working on new material including a remix of his single “Corners” featuring Mos Def and Scarface.
Common has also been in the studio contributing to fellow Chicago rapper/producer Kanye West’s upcoming sophomore release Late Registration.
West, who produced much of Be, has projected Common’s album as a classic.
Be is scheduled to drop on May 24.
In related news, Common is scheduled to perform on Friday (April 22) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and at Columbia University in New York City on April 30.