Hip-hop star Kanye West credits rapper Common with inspiring his latest
album and giving him a reason to continue making music.
The JESUS WALKS star was so pleased with his debut album THE COLLEGE
DROPOUT he considered ending his career on a high, but working with Common
freed his creativity for so much, new songs flooded out of him.
He says, "When I made The College Dropout I talked about it being my last
album ever. But I was working with Common, and while I was working with him,
songs just flowed out of me.
"I was on a mission in the first one, to prove you can make songs with
this subject matter. I was attempting a lot of things other than making music.
This time, there was just music flowing out of me. I had to let it go.