In their new collaboration, “Common,” Quinn XCII and Big Sean provide a fresh perspective to trap music which brings together two of Detroit’s most exciting musicians. It’s a prequel to the future music video for the song, which was hinted at earlier this month.
The trumpets and head-nodding pulse of “Common” is punctuated by the piano’s soulful playing. Quinn starts right off with a catchy earworm of a tune. “You, you and me go together so perfectly, and this don’t happen often. We got so much in common,” he croons. Big Sean, meanwhile, responds with his own verse that is just as slick and sophisticated.
As an artist born and raised in metro Detroit, Big Sean has always been a huge inspiration, and working with him has been a dream of mine. When I made ‘Common,’ I immediately knew it was special and that Sean would be the perfect addition,” he says of the song. “It’s been amazing getting to work with him, shooting the video, and building a relationship.”
“Common” is the follow-up to “Backpack,” Quinn XCII’s most recent song, which came out last month. A satirical music video featuring Yung Gravy, Zach Sang, YouTuber Kevin Langue, and others serves as the song’s end-of-summer accompaniment. Both records provide the groundwork for his next batch of songs, which will serve as a sequel to 2021’s Change of Scenery II.
Listen to “Common” below.