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  • ♪ ♪ ♪ >> Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY.

  • WE'RE BACK WITH MUSICIAN, AUTHOR, ACTOR, PRODUCER, AND

  • SEXIEST MAN WHO IS MY GUEST RIGHT NOW, COMMON.

  • IN OCTOBER, YOU RELEASED A NEW ALBUM RIGHT HERE.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: "A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION PART 1".

  • THIS IS YOUR 13th ALBUM?

  • DO I HAVE THAT RIGHT?

  • >> YEAH, 13th.

  • THAT'S A GOOD NUMBER.

  • >> Stephen: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO MAKE AN ALBUM?

  • >> THIS ALBUM, IT TOOK ME ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF BECAUSE I WAS

  • REALLY INSPIRED.

  • I WAS LOOKING AT ALL THE SITUATIONS THAT WAS GOING ON

  • OVER THE SUMMER.

  • I DIDN'T-- I WASN'T THINKING ABOUT MAKING AN ALBUM, AND IT

  • JUST CLICKED IN ONE DAY, LIKE, IT JUST WAS ON MY HEART TO SAY

  • SOMETHING AND TO SAY SOMETHING THAT WAS-- TO CREATE SOMETHING

  • THAT WOULD BE INSPIRING.

  • I ALWAYS THINK OF MOVEMENT MUSIC AS SOMETHING THAT HAS AN URGENCY

  • TO IT, BUT IT GIVES YOU A CHARGE TO BE BETTER.

  • IT CAN TAKE THE ANGER, IT CAN TAKE THE PAIN AND CREATE

  • SOMETHING INSPIRING.

  • AND THAT'S WHAT I WANTED THE MUSIC TO DO.

  • I STARTED IN MID-AUGUST.

  • I FINISHED THE ALBUM THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER AND IT CAME

  • OUT OCTOBER 30.

  • I WANTED IT RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION.

  • I WAS ENCOURAGED BY ALL THAT WAS GOING ON.

  • >> Stephen: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN AN ALBUM IS DONE?

  • LIKE, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY NOW IN THE DIGITAL

  • FORMAT, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FITTING IT ON EITHER SIDE

  • OF A DISK, LIKE WHEN WE WERE KIDS.

  • HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN THAT'S IT?

  • >> WELL, I HAVE TO FEEL LIKE THE ALBUM IS DONE WHEN I HAVE ENOUGH

  • SONGS THAT ARE-- I WANT ALL THE SONGS TO FEEL LIKE THESE ARE

  • GREAT SONGS, BUT THEY ALSO SHOW DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF WHAT THE

  • ALBUM IS, DIFFERENT COLORS, AS I WOULD SAY.

  • MEANING, YOU KNOW, STEPHEN WE FEEL DIFFERENT THINGS THROUGHOUT

  • THE DAY.

  • SOMETIMES YOU FEEL ANGER.

  • SOMETIMES YOU FEEL JOY.

  • SOMETIMES YOU'RE FOOLING LOVE.

  • I WANT THE ALBUM TO HAVE THOSE TYPE OF ENERGY AND EMOTION AND

  • COLOR TO IT.

  • ONCE I HAVE THAT ROUNDNESS OF WHAT I FEEL LIKE WHERE I AM AS A

  • HUMAN BEING AND THE SONGS SOUND LIKE STELLAR, THEN I KNOW I'VE

  • GOT A GREAT ALBUM AND I DO MY BEST TO PUT THAT TOGETHER.

  • MIND YOU, YOU KNOW, A FEW MONTHS LATER, SOMETIMES YOU LISTEN AND

  • YOU WILL BE LIKE, OH, I SHOULD HAVE DID THIS AND DID THAT."

  • BUT I'M REALLY GRATEFUL AND HAPPY ABOUT THIS "REVOLUTION

  • PART 1".

  • >> Stephen: AS IF YOU WEREN'T BUSY ENOUGH YOU HAVE ALSO

  • STARTED A PODCAST.

  • PUT THAT UP, JIMMY.

  • THE "MIND POWER MIXTAPE."

  • WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

  • BECAUSE THE PROMO PHOTO LOOKS VERY, VERY RELAXED.

  • CAN YOU PUT THAT UP AGAIN, JIMMY?

  • THERE YOU ARE JUST CHILLING ON THE FLOOR WITH YOUR FRIENDS,

  • WITH SOME ELASTIC-ANKLED PANTS VERY CLOSE TO SWEAT PANTS.

  • THIS IS A PODCAST FOR THE CORONAVIRUS TIMES.

  • WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO WITH THE PODCAST GIMEAN, YOU COULD CHILL

  • WITH THOSE ELASTIC PANTS IF YOU'RE ONE OF "PEOPLE'S"

  • "SEXIEST MAN."

  • YOU CAN DO THAT.

  • SERIOUSLY WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH THE PODCAST --

  • >> Stephen: AT LEAST ELASTIC PANTS COME OFF FAST.

  • THAT'S WHAT I KNOW.

  • >> I HAVE TO SAY I'M ONE OF THOSE DUDZ JUST BEING

  • MEDITATION, YOGA.

  • WHAT I WANTED THIS PODCAST TO BE ABOUT ON AUDIBLE WAS TO BE

  • SOMETHING WHERE I TALK TO SOME OF THE GREATEST MINDS, LIKE--

  • THAT WE KNOW THAT ARE LIVING TODAY, FROM BRYAN STEPHENSON TO

  • NAS, TIFFANY HADDISH.

  • AND I HAD THESE CONVERSATIONS WITH HASSAN MINAJ, AND IT WAS

  • JUST LIKE I WANTED TO ASK THEM THINGS THAT WOULD BRING OUT NEW

  • ASPECTS AND THINGS PEOPLE NEVER HEARD, AND I WANTED TO GET INTO

  • THEIR PROCESS AND JUST FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THEM, YOU KNOW.

  • IT WAS REALLY INTRIGUING.

  • I REALLY GAINED A NEW RESPECT FOR WHAT YOU GUYS DO BECAUSE,

  • YOU KNOW, TO SIT THERE AND INTERVIEW AND GO BACK AND FORTH

  • IS A TRUE CRAFT AND SKILL.

  • >> Stephen: WELL, DO YOU HAVE-- DO YOU HAVE, LIKE,

  • QUESTIONS YOU GO BACK TO OVER AND OVER AGAIN?

  • SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY HAVE, LIKE, A SET RUN OF QUESTIONS.

  • THEY WANT TO HIT EVERYBODY WITH THE SAME THING TO GET A BASELINE

  • ON EVERYBODY.

  • DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE QUESTIONS?

  • >> YEAH, ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUESTIONS WAS, "WHAT'S THE FIRST

  • SONG THAT TOUCHED YOUR SOUL?" LIKE, "WHAT IS THE FIRST SONG

  • THAT TOUCHED YOUR SOUL ??? WHAT IS THE FIRST SONG THAT TOUCHED

  • YOUR SOUL, STEPHEN.

  • >> Stephen: THE FIRST SONG I REMEMBER IS PROBABLY MY MOM

  • SINGING, "YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE."

  • >> AAH.

  • I LOVE IT.

  • I LOVE IT.

  • THAT'S A BEAUTIFUL ONE.

  • >> Stephen: HOW ABOUT YOU?

  • WHAT'S THE FIRST SONG THAT TOUCHED YOUR SOUL-- YEAH, SHE

  • COULD SING.

  • >> THE FIRST SONG THAT TOUCHED MY SOUL WAS A STEVIE WONDER

  • SONG.

  • IT PROBABLY WAS "ISN'T SHE LOVELY."

  • I USED TO LOVE THAT SONG AS A LITTLE KID.

  • >> Stephen: SURE.

  • >> THAT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE SONGS THAT TOUCHED ME.

  • IT DID SOMETHING TO ME.

  • >> Stephen: SURE, SURE.

  • IF YOU'RE LISTEN AGO IF YOU'RE LISTENING IT'S HARD NOT TO HAVE

  • HIM DO SOMETHING TO YOU.

  • >> YEAH, YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: "A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION PART 1" IS AVAILABLE

  • NOW.

  • AND YOU CAN LISTEN TO HIS PODCAST "MIND POWER MIXTAPE"

  • ON AUDIBLE.

  • COMMON, EVERYBODY.

  • WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A PERFORMANCE BY ANDREA BOCELLI.

  • THANKS FOR BEING HERE, MAN.

♪ ♪ ♪ >> Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY.

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