Common’s new single, “Ghetto Dreams,” was already exciting on paper considering it features Nas and was produced by No I.D., who was at the helm of Com’s classic Resurrection album. Excitement for the track then went through the damn roof once we actually heard it at the beginning of the month. Com hasn’t sounded that good in years. And Nas? Well, dude’s been on a tear lately and this only has us that much more amped for his new album, Life is Good.
Before we get the proper video for “Ghetto Dreams,” director Brian “B.Kyle” Atkins has revealed this behind-the-scenes footage of how the track came to be. Com, Nas, and No I.D. all speak on how the song was created while also providing insight into how they view one another as hip-hop artists. It’s pretty great to see how much they respect each other and also just how inspired they are to be working together on “Ghetto Dreams.”
You can (and should) watch the video below. Common’s The Dreamer, The Believer is due out this fall on Warner.