Common Announces New Album with No I.D.

blame it on Shake January 6, 2014

It’s no secret that Common and No I.D. make phenomenal music together. Anytime the Chicago emcee jumps on the producer’s work, something special happens. Now, fans can begin to get excited as the two are currently working on a new full-length! Talking with RevoltTV, Common speaks on the EP-turned-LP, Nobody Smiling.

I feel excited about the project I’m working on. It’s called Nobody Smiling. It’s an album; originally I was making it an EP, but we’ve just been making a lot of songs, myself and No I.D. We came up with this concept—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. We were talking about the conditions of what was happening when I said Nobody Smiling, but it’s really a call to action.

Common also closes the chat up with some words about the new/current crop of Chicago emcees. UPDATE: And just like that, the first single is released. Listen to “War” here!

  • CJ

    Nice, where is the Nas.Com album tho

  • Thank Me

    Can’t wait for this. Been waiting on something since the dreamer the believer

  • SpeakingHarshTruth

    Who will he diss this time around in a desperate attempt to sell more records?

    • Q Z A

      You suck. Go home.

    • Korey Parker


  • AndOneill

    Can’t wait for this..!! Still one of the greats in my opinion!!
    Love to see kanye produce again for common also! Finding forever and Be are 2 of my favourite albums, I’d love to see kanye go back to making that good hiphop! Anyway this album is gonna be great! One to look forward 2 in 2014

  • Goldberg brain

    Shake makes sure he’s the one who posts the the really good shit Lol

  • Luke Foord

    Common and Clipse albums in 2014? Mannnnn

  • DJ Daz-One

    One of the best emcees no one ever talks about.