Common Inks Deal with Warner Bros

Goodbye G.O.O.D. Music, hello Warner Bros.! Common signs a deal with Warner to release his next album.

It looks like Consequence may not be the only artist to jump ship from Kanye West's label. Now, one of G.O.O.D. Music's earliest and biggest successes Common may have left the label, recently signing to Warner Bros. Records.

According to a exclusive article from XXL, sources close to the Chi Town legend report that he has officially inked a deal to release his next album The Dreamer, The Believer with Warner Bros. There is no indiciation whether Common as signed a joint deal between Warner and 'Ye's label or whether he has officially left G.O.O.D. Music.

Since singing to Mr. West's imprint in 2004, Common has released three albums. His label debut Be led him to new career heights, garnering him four Grammy nominations and selling over 800,000 copies.

Earlier this week, Common released an EP titled The Pursuit with his newly founded super-group Cocaine 80s. The group also consists of fellow Chicago Hip Hop mainstay and lontime collaborator No I.D., Steve Wyreman, Rob Kinelski, Kevin Randolph, James Fauntleroy and Makeba, among others.

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  • LandryWade

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, GetCent . com

  • gutter man

    inks a deal? are you some ultra hip super cool dude cause you say- inks a deal? stfu. pretentious try hard terminology. commons best album was released in 1992.

  • Its Um

    Hopefully warner will treat him right.

  • Anonymous

    With the popularity of the Internet, why are people still trying to get signed to a major? Are these people just too lazy to market themselves?

    • saint

      yeah, Raekwon started his own label Ice H2O and he's doing fine. I heard he made 5 mil out of Cuban Linx 2. and Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang sold pretty well. But Rae did heavy promoting for those albums.

  • Anonymous jbird inks a deal with syrup sippin records now listen to him

  • Jesus

    ehh yeah and Ye still has the Rocnation logo with Defjam under his credits. also G.O.O.D Music. people are reading too much into this. we should just be happy we gonna have a new Common CD. his shits always dope as long as he stays away from Pharrell

  • Anonymous

    i guess it's kinda hilarious that HHDX MADE A STORY about something that may just be behind the scenes business. It doesnt even matter because COmmon is still gonna get quality music from NO I.D. and other hip hop producers.

  • Mr Flamboyant

    (shaking my head)... I'm quite sure he's still G.O.O.D. music and just switching distributors. Maybe I'm wrong. We all make mistakes and have. Just seem some mufuckas always make them at such a vast rate with hella consistency. (shaking my head again)

  • Atiso

    Look...record labels and a recording company are two different things. A label can offer you a production/publishing deal but it takes a recording company to actually distribute your albums to major retailers and etc basically like: Rocafella/Def Jam.

  • Atiso

    Does Sean Ryon know wtf G.O.O.D Music is? G.O.O.D Music is like a's a freakin' production group. Did you ever hear of Clipse leaving The Neptunes? Kk. Oh btw.. "G.O.O.D Music isn't a label for one; a lot of people have the misconception that G.O.O.D Music is a label but really it's basically a family and like a production company. What they do is you get a distribution deal and if you're a G.O.O.D Music artist, then you come out on G.O.O.D Music and the distribution deal. Whoever I decide to do my deal with it will be through G.O.O.D Music because I'm a G.O.O.D Music artist." (Hip Hop DX) Who the fuck hire you guys? I can write shitty articles as well as anybody else.

  • j

    like others already said, GOOD music is not a record label, its a production label. ROC Nation is a mgmt group and it has artists on its record people like Santigold are just managed by Jay and them, not on their label. Listen, hiphopdx, I love your site, but sometimes it seems like a 12 yr old is monitoring it between the bad spelling and wrong info.

  • Anonymous

    Can't wait for the album.

  • Stupid

    Good music isn't attached to any particular record label, do your research hhdx before making any more dumb headlines.

  • gbladdr

    I'm pretty sure it's only a distribution deal, i.e. he dropped from Geffen (his previous distributor), but still affiliated with G.O.O.D. Music. BTW SMH at the misleading sub-heading, HHDX; even within the article you suggest that you're not sure about whether he left G.O.O.D. or not.

  • da1

    Aint like that nigga gone sell any records.

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