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Common already enlisted Nas for his upcoming album The Dreamer, The Believer, due November 22nd. But for his ninth studio LP, the Chicago, Illinois native also nabs a guest feature from poet/author Maya Angelou, who penned an original poem for her cameo.
“It’s incredible!” he told The Boombox. “I met Maya Angelou, it was a benefit I was doing for this foundation, it was this poet that was supposed to do it and he didn’t do it, so my mother told somebody who worked on my team ‘Why don’t we see if we can get in touch with Maya Angelou,’ and then out of nowhere she [Maya] was like, ‘OK, I’ll do it.’ So she did it and we’ve been cool ever since.”
The Dreamer, The Believer, produced entirely by No I.D., has already spawned the single “Blue Sky” and features the follow-up single “Sweet.”