Common hit the mark with his 2005 solo album Be that featured production solely from Kanye West and J Dilla. During an interview with Complex, the Chicago, Illinois rapper said that he hopes to record a follow up to the LP with West, explaining that it’s about timing but that it could yield classic material.
“Yes. You know, when the time is right, I would love to get together [with Kanye] on some more music. It would be an act of passion, it would be a creative project. It would be fun instead of, “I ain’t gotta do it, he ain’t gotta do it.” It’s not like we had to do it then or when we first did it, but it’d be a fun thing for us to do,” he said. “No matter where you go, you get reminded and you’re like, ‘I got into this because I love making music, I love Hip Hop, and I love being creative.’ Being able to work together with Kanye would be one of those experiences for me. How with No I.D. I had an experience like, ‘This is what I do. This is Hip Hop.'”
He also touched on how he wishes he could have been on “Mercy.” While explaining what it was like to contribute to G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation, Com said that he was too busy to participate. “To be honest, I’ve been in the studio and I was doing some recording, but it was mostly me, Big Sean, Cyhi, Pusha, and Teyana in there. For me, it was fun to just be able to rock with them and cats is smoking, cats is doing what they do, having fun more than anything. Just figuring it out. I can remember Big Sean being like, ‘You should get on this’ talking about ‘Mercy.’ I wanted to get on that. I wish I would’ve gotten on it,” he said. “I was working, doing something. Eventually the record, it got done quicker than I could get my verse out. They put it out and it was banging.”