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Thursday, Sep 04 2014 | 18:30
Image: 1592089 'Nobody's Smiling' will be Common's Tenth Studio Album. The concept-driven project will be Executive Produced by No I.D. - who came of age in the '90s as producer of Common's first three albums (on then-indie Relativity).

''Common and I have a long history of making great music together,''said No I.D. ''His rich legacy and robust talent are perfect additions to the Def Jam family. It's particularly significant that he's coming under our roof for his 10th album as a matured artist and cultural ambassador. It's a tremendous boost for the spirit of Def Jam as well as the world of hip-hop.''

Will be the follow-up to 2011's The Dreamer/The Believer and will arrive on the 20th anniversary of Common and No I.D.'s 1994 album Resurrection. Title of the album ''Nobody Smiling'' inspired by his troubled hometown of Chicago. ''We came up with this concept Nobody Smiling [and it] was really a thought that came about because of all the violence that was going on in Chicago, or that is going on in Chicago,'' Common explained. Common hopes the music will serve as a call-to-action

First single off new album called ''Kingdom,'' which features Vince Staples. Video directed by Hype Williams, in Common's hometown

LP 1
Side A
01 / The Neighborhood
02 / No Fear
03 / Diamonds
04 / Blak
Side B
01 / Speak My Piece
02 / Hustle Harder
03 / Nobody's Smiling
Side A
01 / Real
02 / Kingdom
03 / Rewind That
Side B
01 / Out On Bond
02 / 7 Deadly Sins
03 / Young Hearts Run Free
Available from 15.08.2014
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