Common is keeping very busy these days.
Alongside prepping his eleventh album, Black America Again (set to drop November 4th), he has also signed on to produce a remake of the 1975 Blaxploitation comedy-drama Cooley High and will star as a villain in John Wick 2.
He has now announced his third venture into Hollywood: a producer for the upcoming hip hop-centric sitcom ’93 Til Infinity.
A sly homage to the Souls of Mischief song of the same name, the show actually takes a stab at an aspect of the current hip hop climate: successful in the 90s, a rapper is now struggling with the current times and is trying to figure out the next stage in his life. Throughout it all, he reconnects with a best friend from middle school, grapples with responsibilities and his family, and trying to keep his career intact while maintaining his legacy.
Developed by How To Make it in America creator Ian Elderman, Common will executive produce the show alongside Thomas Kail, director of plays such as Hamilton and Grease: Live! THe show is set to air on FOX (eh, FX would be better for a show of this nature. Hello, Atlanta?).