CommoNasm is the latest mixtape from Miami’s TenDJiz, the producer and engineer who is making a name for himself via the release of his Hip Hop meets Soviet Soul mixtapes. TenDJiz has previously created mixtapes based around the works of Q-Tip and De La Soul, both of which were praised widely. Last night he sent over his newest creation, CommoNasm, featuring the works of Common and Nas over instrumentals centered around Soul and Jazz samples from the Soviet Union.
This is an on-point pairing for several reasons. First, Common looks up to Nas as his all-time favorite emcee and once rapped, “Back in ’94 they call me Chi-town’s Nas.” Second, Nas is on fire leading up to the July 17th release of his new album, Life Is Good. And third, there have been talks that these two were working on a joint project. This is at least something for now.