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Common and Pete Rock announce forthcoming album, The Auditorium, Vol.1

12 June 2024, 11:14 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Common and Pete Rock have announced their first full-length collaboration, The Auditorium, Vol. 1, alongside second single, "Dreamin'".

Created by a pairing of one of hip hop's most evocative emcees (Common), with one of its most heralded producers (Pete Rock), The Auditorium, Vol. 1 is set to make its mark on hip hop history.

On working with Pete Rock on the record, Common says: “Pete Rock is one of The Greatest Creators Hip Hop and Music has ever seen. It has been a dream of mine to work with him on an album. And once we got together and I I was around him and all his records and his MPC I felt the spirit of what I always loved in hip hop in soul music and why I wanted to be a part of the artform. His beats, his production, his scratches, took me to a place where I could just MC freely. It felt I like I was home.”

Last month, Common and Pete released “Wise Up” as the first single off of their new project. The track sonically touches on their Golden Age of Hip Hop with a contemporary feel, universal to any era of hip-hop.


  1. Dreamin'
  2. Chi-Town Do It
  3. This Man's Arms
  4. We're On Our Way
  5. Fortunate
  6. So Many People (feat. Bilal)
  7. Wise Up
  8. A GOD (There Is) (feat. Jennifer Hudson)
  9. Stellar
  10. Lonesome
  11. All Kind Of Ideas (feat. Pete Rock)
  12. When The Sun Shines Again (feat. Posdnuos of De La Soul)
  13. Everything's So Grand (feat. PJ)
  14. Now and Then
  15. Outro

The Auditorium, Vol. 1 will be out on 12 July via Loma Vista Recordings, and is available to pre-order now.

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