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Common’s Nobody Smiling Shows Its Teeth With An Ab-Soul Feature On A No I.D. Jam (Audio)

Fresh off of Rick Ross' Mastermind listening session and album preview, 2014's album landscape is looking quite fertile. Coming up soon is Common's Nobody Smiling, a Chicago-themed conversation piece about the youth violence epidemic. Late today, the L.A. Leakers dropped the digital needle on "Made In Black America." The song,... Read more

Common & No I.D. Declare War On The Violence Plaguing Chicago’s Streets (Audio)

We learned mere hours ago that Common is planning his fifth album with early producer No I.D. Nobody Smiling, taking its name from Rakim's powerful lyrics, the album is an indictment on the street violence epidemic in Chicago, Illinois. Lupe Fiasco, Chief Keef, and a host of other artists have... Read more

Common’s New Album Will Be a Call to Action to Stop the Violence in Chicago (Video)

Twenty-two years ago, No I.D. (then known as Immenslope) produced over half of Common's (then known as Common Sense) debut album, Can I Borrow A Dollar? In the years since, No I.D. and Comm, both Chicagoans have worked together on some heralded albums such as Resurrection and One Day It'll... Read more