Common has announced that he will release his tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, this year, and he debuted his new single from the set, “War,” which was posted to producer No I.D.‘s SoundCloud page.
In an interview on Diddy’s new Revolt TV the rapper explained the concept for the upcoming set, which he says started as an EP but grew into an album. “Nobody Smiling was really a thought that came about because of all the violence that was going on in Chicago, or that is going on. It happens in Chicago, but it’s going on around the world in many ways, in inner cities all over America,” he said. “We were talking about the conditions of what was happening when I said Nobody Smiling, but it’s really a call to action.”
The rapper and actor posted artwork for the set’s new single, “War,” to Instagram with the caption, “We must save our babies! #NobodysSmiling,” while producer No I.D. posted the track to SoundCloud. “Gang wars used to be about the nations/Now it’s cliques with clips and hitters is missin’/They hit the innocent now they family’s miss ’em,” the rapper rhymes on the track.
While he prepares for the release of his new album, Common also is in production on two film dramas called Run All Night and X/Y.
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