Hip-hop star Common has announced plans to release a range of hats - and he's naming the line after a next-door neighbour.

The rapper, ex-boyfriend of singer Erykah Badu, has named the new line SOJI, and he hopes it will give fans a taste of his fashion sense.

He tells BET.COM, "I love hats man, I been wearing them for so long and people always ask me where I get my hats from. So, why not just design something? I want to keep it high-end and quality on the hat side.

"It'll be more variety, but it will be like the Applejack hats, but mostly like the styles that are high-end."

He explains of the line's name, "(Soji) is my next-door neighbour's name and I love that name."

Common, real name LONNIE RASHID LYNN JR, hopes to release the hats in the autumn (05).

13/04/2005 03:09