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!