Common, the emcee that brought you this year’s much commended and gold certified album, Like Water For Chocolate, is hitting late night next month.

For the New Year, one of Chicago’s most superb artists will appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” On January 12, 2001, Common is planned to perform with singer Macy Gray, the remix version of “Geto Heaven.”

Last month, Common released the video for and single a remixed version of “Ghetto Heaven.” The album version originally featured D’Angelo.