Common Goes City To City In The Nobody’s Smiling Bonus Track (Audio)
On a concept, fully cohesive like Nobody’s Smiling by Common, bonus cuts are really challenging. Like a novel missing a chapter, or deleted scenes from a film, these amendments can affect the whole message, premise, and shape of a narrative. Still fresh in the minds of the Hip-Hop masses, Common drops “City To City,” a song that snugly fits in the context of his acclaimed new LP.
This song is included in the CD purchase of Target consumers, and features a brassy No I.D. sound, with a message to the Windy City.
While early editions of classic albums like Snoop Doggy Dogg’s Doggystyle featured two songs later omitted, how can Heads fully grasp, debate, and contextualize an album when there are multiple versions floating?