Universal Mind Control

Album: Invincible Summer (2008)
Charted: 62

Songfacts®:

  • This Electro Hip-Hop house track was produced by the Neptunes and features on the chorus Pharrell Williams from the outfit.
  • Common told Billboard magazine about the album: "I created this music for the summertime. It's about feeling good. This is the type of music I felt was missing from my body of work."
  • This high energy banger was inspired by a disastrous night Common had in a Prague nightclub. The rapper told Rolling Stone:"My own DJ was there - and even he wasn't spinning my songs. I said, 'I got to make some club music.'"
  • This Afrika Bambaataa-influenced track featured in a Zune TV and internet commercial that Common appeared in alongside Bambaataa.
  • Hype Williams directed the music video, which features guest Pharrell with a robot skull. Williams also helmed the clip for Common's "Kingdom."

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