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10 July, 2014 4:11 pm

Elliott Wilson catches up with Common on his new album Nobody’s Smiling. Common speaks on adapting to the changing times, inspiring change in the world through music, as well as his relationship with producer No I.D.

8 July, 2014 7:56 pm

From VladTV: “VladTV sat down with legendary Chicago MC Common and asked about the roots of his previous issues with Toronto rapper Drake. The two went back and forth in 2012, and while many speculated it was over a certain woman the two had in “common,” it was never confirmed. Common admitted during the sit [cont.]

8 July, 2014 4:39 pm

Another piece of the Nobody’s Smiling puzzle, hitting July 22nd. Produced by No I.D., along with the rest of the album…

8 July, 2014 4:33 pm

Combat Jack: “90 minutes wasn’t enough time. On the eve of releasing his tenth album ‘Nobody’s Smiling’, Common revisits his days growing up in Chicago, being inspired by Michael Jordan, house music, Chicago mayor Harold Washington, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and how this album addresses the current plight of black on black crime in the windy [cont.]

7 July, 2014 2:40 am

Hard Knock TV: “In part 2 Common talks to Nick Huff Barili about his friendship with Maya Angelou and their conversations about Tupac. Common also calls Nas his favorite MC and says that their collaboration project NasdotCom has been put on hold. We have also included clips of a freestyle Common performed during Def Jam [cont.]

1 July, 2014 3:49 pm

In part 1 of Hard Knock TV’s interview with Common, he talks to Nick Huff Barili about the concept behind his 10th album Nobody Smiling, working with Vince Staples on tracks for album, why the track he worked on with Chance The Rapper didn’t make the album, how he feels about Chiraq and much more. [cont.]

30 June, 2014 12:13 pm

Here are both the tracklist and a new cut, “Speak My Piece”, from Common’s Nobody’s Smiling LP, hitting July 24th. 1. The Neighborhood feat. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80′s 2. No Fear 3. Diamonds feat. Big Sean 4. Blak Majik feat. Jhené Aiko 5. Speak My Piece 6. Hustle Harder feat. Snoh Aalegra & Dreezy [cont.]

26 June, 2014 2:13 am

Common reveals and explains the concept behind the cover art for his highly anticipated album, Nobody’s Smiling, due July 22nd on No I.D.’s Atrium imprint via Def Jam. Check out the video about the creation of the cover art, as well as standard and deluxe editions below.

18 June, 2014 6:00 pm

Hype Williams directed clip from Common’s upcoming new album, Nobody Smiling, hitting July 22nd.

4 June, 2014 5:24 am

Two-time Grammy Award®-winning Chicago rapper, actor Common has fulfilled a life-long goal with the announcement of his signing to No ID’s Artium /Def Jam Recordings. “Kingdom” featuring Vince Staples out now, Common’s lead track from his upcoming tenth studio album Nobody’s Smiling, set for July 22nd release. Nobody’s Smiling marks a creative reunion between Common [cont.]

3 June, 2014 1:45 am

Common recently wrote a piece on his recently passed friend and mentor, Dr. Maya Angelou, for the Daily Beast. Check it out below. Since I was 5 years old I have loved reading good writing. I would read anything that my mother or the teachers I loved gave me. In the 2nd grade I came [cont.]

30 May, 2014 5:01 pm

Nobody’s Smiling coming soon. Full music for “Kingdom” will be directed by Hype Williams.

29 May, 2014 6:50 pm

We don’t usually post trailers for songs or videos, unless it is a special event. Since we have ran the “Everything We Know About Common’s Upcoming Nobody’s Smiling LP” article today, we’ve gotten more news about the release, with an official trailer for the lead single, as seen below. The music video will be released [cont.]

29 May, 2014 6:56 am

Are you ready? #nobodyssmiling — COMMON (@common) May 28, 2014 One of this year’s most anticipated releases is Common’s tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, which was announced at the top of the year. But news has been quiet lately on that front, missing its initial projected Spring release date. That being said, here is everything [cont.]

28 May, 2014 7:50 pm

Common helps out young Chi-town newcomer, Dreezy on “No Good”.

31 March, 2014 5:45 pm

New remix of “Sunshine”, which originally appeared on 2013′s The Gifted.

7 March, 2014 3:04 pm

The highlight of HBO’s Catch The Throne mixtape, which you can also download below.

5 March, 2014 7:23 pm

This comes from the CNN documentary series on Chicago gang violence, Chicagoland, which begins Thursday night. The trailer features a brief clip of Common’s “The City”, another No I.D. produced track from his upcoming album, Nobody Smiling, which is a concept album about the city’s violent epidemic.

24 February, 2014 6:54 pm

Common appears on ESPN’s Outside The Lines to discuss the NFL’s banning of players using the N-word on the field.

18 February, 2014 8:42 pm

Blaqstarr, the multifaceted DJ/Artist/Producer, shows off yet another side to his many talents. Check out his new melodic track, “Dear Diamond”, where he teams up with Common. Blaqstarr just recently released “Blaqfiles”, an EP which consists of his early club music bangers.

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