Common, an elder statesman in hip-hop, has reached out to the new breed of talent coming up in the game. The Chicago native has recorded a song with Vince Staples. When asked about the Long Beach native, Common said, “I like him. He’s cold on the mic. When I heard him rapping, I was like, ‘This dude can really rhyme.’ It made me want to write.”

The song is one of the early recordings Common has done for an upcoming EP he plans to drop before 2013 comes to a close. He currently does not have a title for the project, but plans to wrap it up quickly in order to get working on a new album. Common hopes to have the album out by January 2014. When asked about what can be expected on the album, he said, "I'm going to work with No I.D. and looking to hopefully work with Kanye [West] and that's some of the major people I'll be working with, and whatever other great talents that I feel are going that direction that I want the album to be."

It is likely that No I.D. connected Common and Vince together for their collaboration. The legendary producer and Executive Vice-President of Def Jam has been an advocate for the Long Beach native for awhile now, and it was recently revealed that Vince is currently signed to Def Jam.

[via HHDX]

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