MUSIC NEWS// Ice Cube Readies New Friday Movie and Album, Timbaland Reportedly Producing Songs For Posthumous Aaliyah Album & Common Plans To Work With Kanye AgainPublished by Blair Bedford on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 9:24 am.
1. Ice Cube “65 Percent Finished” With New Album, Readies New Friday Movie
It’s been two years since Ice Cube last put out an album, but the West Coast icon doesn’t plan to be away from music for much longer. In a recent interview with Red Bull USA, Cube said he’s nearly finished recording a new LP, his 10th.
“I’m pretty deep into it,” he said. “I’m about 65 percent finished with it. It’ll be out next year.” [MORE]
2. Timbaland Reportedly Producing Songs For Posthumous Aaliyah Album
Timbaland will reportedly be involved in the upcoming posthumous Aaliyah album, news that should provide some solace to fans who were upset by the new Aaliyah song released late Sunday by Drake and his producer Noah “40″ Shebib.
Miss Info cites a confidential source close to the project who says Timbo has so far produced two songs for it, with much of the rest being handled by Shebib. [MORE]
3. Common Wants to Make More Hits With Kanye
Common made a classic album in 2005 with Be, which featured production only by Kanye West and J Dilla. In an interview with Complex, the hip hop star said he’d love to do more music with Kanye, but sees it as an act of passion versus obligation.
“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, but it’d be a fun thing for us to do,” Common said. [MORE]