Common "Nobody's Smiling" Release Date, Standard, Deluxe Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

posted Sunday July 20 ,2014 at 06:30PM CDT | 88 comments

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UPDATE #4: The stream of Common's "Nobody's Smiling" album has been released.

Common has announced that his upcoming album, Nobody's Smiling, is slated to be released July 22. 

The effort, set to be executive produced by No I.D., carries a title that is reportedly meant to address violence in Chicago, Illinois. 

Nobody's Smiling's first single, the Vince Staples-assisted "Kingdom," was released last week. The cut was referenced by Common as the "start of something great." 

As reported earlier today (June 5), Common has spoken about the album and his new deal with Artium/Def Jam. 

"I'm honored to team up with No I.D. and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family," he said in a press release.‎ "Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of Hip Hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No I.D. was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger."

(June 5, 2014)

UPDATE: The standard and deluxe album cover art for Common's forthcoming Nobody's Smiling album has been released. They are as follows, as is a video about the creation of the cover art.

(June 25, 2014)

UPDATE #2: The tracklist for Nobody's Smiling is below, via 2DopeBoyz

1. The Neighborhood f. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80s
2. No Fear
3 Diamonds f. Big Sean
4. Blak Majik f. Jhené Aiko
5. Speak My Piece
6. Hustle Harder f. Snoh Aalegra & Dreezy
7. Nobody’s Smiling
8. Real f. Elijah Blake
9. Kingdom f. Vince Staples
10. Rewind That

Deluxe edition:

11. Out On Bond f. Vince Staples
12. 7 Deadly Sings
13. Young Hearts Run Free f. Cocaine 80s

(June 29, 2014)

UPDATE #3: A preview of Nobody's Smiling is below via Beats Music and XXL

1. Blak Majik (f. Jhene Aiko)*
2. Hustle Harder (f. Snoh Aalegra and Dreezy)*
3. Real (f. Elijah Blake)*
4. Kingdom
5. Speak My Peace
6. Diamonds

The link for the playlist, which features the tracks above is here.

The playlist is set to be available July 18-July 21. 

(July 18, 2014)

UPDATE #4: The stream of Common's Nobody's Smiling album is available.

It is as follows:

 

The Neighborhood (feat. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80s) by Barrelhousebklyn on Mixcloud

 

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RELATED: Common Calls Vince Staples Collaboration "Kingdom" "Start Of Something Great" 

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  • Quillo
    Keep doing ya thing Common, one of the few artists still staying true to his craft, and still kicking that lyrical shit I mess with, and good story telling
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  • Loop your Hoop
    Sales? What? I mean Really? Eminen earned a fucking enormous bunch of money for his below the average album. Not even mentioning these talentless dumb fake gangsters with golden teeth and tacky gowns. So I would even say if album sakes is low the album may worth half an hour of your attention instead of jerking off or posting obtuse school boys trolling comments or whatever you fucking do nowadays. Taste a bit of fucking common sense
  • drake runs rap
    drake ended this wanna bes carreer. This loser is the definition of irrelevent. Scratch that every rapper is irrelevent compared to drake.
    • Yeah_I_Said_It
      Drake's garbage
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  • PhillyMu
    I usually don't comment on this site anymore, I just read through the pages of unwarranted hate most of yall fuck boys post everyday. I felt compelled to comment today just to say, Common one of the artists in our culture that respects the craft, and tries to be responsible with the messages he puts out in his music. And he focuses on making REAL MUSIC, not trendy bullshit so if yall can find time in your day to hate on THAT, yall lives must be pretty miserable. And to all hip-hop fans under 25... Hating on shit just for the sake of it is not what our culture is about. I know it seems that way when you live your life on rap blogs and entertainment sites everyday, but the culture really is about praising the music that you DO like, and just ignoring everything you DON'T like. It's really that simple. If I'm not fucking with a certain artist or song, I won't even click on it let alone comment on it. Yall internet rap nerds are fucking the game up. Real shit...
    • Anonymous
      Wow great post. Good to see someone with common sense (No pun intended) on this site for once.
    • Sensaye Sixkiller
      Word. Common is one of the last grown ups in Hip-Hop that has accountability for his music and actually CARES about the listeners and the culture. He doesn't talk down to the audience, he just talks to them. He still tries to educate and uplift without preaching and hasn't conformed to this shallow ass era of rap. He's 20+ years in and has never besmirched the Hip-Hop name or stooped to a level beneath him for a paycheck. He's one of our last spokesmen in Hip-Hop that can speak on a panel without making you cringe or feel embarrassed for Hip-Hop. You go to his shows and it's still 'love' energy, not a bunch of fake thugs, drug dealers, and hood rat bitches looking for trouble. You should appreciate this nigga while he still around, because there's not many authentic artists left in this culture. One.
    • kas
      Cosign man.
    • yo
      well said
    • Quillo
      Good point Fam, a lot of these lil niggs really think they know what hip hop is, they brainwashed from all these gimmicks this new wave of rappers put on, and the worst part is a lot of these new niggs in the game cant even write some lyrical, knowledgeable shit, or make a commercial song that has some lyrical fire shit in their verses like big and pac along with some many others did
  • Not Impressed
    Album is underwhelming, the BEST records are the BONUS ones Whadduhfuk. Not Impressed.
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  • Almar
    Hustle Harder, Rewind That, Out On Bond. Best tracks. Common Is Back again, Fuck the haters.
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  • Sam snead
    The last album was very good, he is one of a handful of artists that can say they made an album that may be a classic over the last 10 years with the album Be. Only Lupe,Kanye,Nas,common and Kendrick have had albums that imo can be considered in that discussion.
    • johnjohnphenom
      true say, halfway through the album now, so far its fire. I would add Raekwon, j cole and ghostface to that appropriately short list though. (OB4CL2, born sinner and fishscale respectively.)
    • Anonymous
      Born Sinner will never be an classic album. OB4CL2 already is, like GKMC.
    • sam snead
      Fishscale is close, I like it much better than OB4CL2. OB4CL2 only had a few tracks I liked on it.
  • Anonymous
    cornball fuck. when's Universal Mind Control 2 hitting the streets, Lonnie?
    • Anonymous
      LOL, you're really waiting on a UMC2? Says a lot about you.
    • Anonymous
      LOL got you there.
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  • Anonymous
    WHY YALL ALL WAYS GOT TO DOWN PLAY A NIGGA CAN YALL UP LIFT A BROTHER?????????
  • Anonymous
    rename to Nobody Buying
    • Anonymous
      He's still 50 mil richer than you though lol
    • Anonymous
      I am richer than all of you
    • Anonymous
      And Im richer than the last guy
    • Bill Gates
      I'm richer than all you bitches!
    • TheGuyComfortableInHisOwnSkinThatDoesntObssessOverMoney
      You're all morally and spiritually broke. Money won't help you with that. Go give your Mother a hug. Give someone stranger a compliment. Do a day of hard work. Swim in a natural body of water. Read an uplifting book. Jog along a riverside. Be a positive figure for the kids in your neighborhood. Grow vegetables and them eat them. Then you will be rich. Until then, money is just something that distracts you from the things that are truly enriching. Peace.
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      ^ Suck my dick, hoe. No one understands all that bullshit you write.
  • Anonymous
    One thing I've noticed here is that a lot of the people who are hating on Common are using the idea of album sales to back up their points. The fuck? Since when has album sales had anything to do with the quality of the music. You're all letting the views of others determine what you think is good music these days.
    • Anonymous
      Co-sign 100%. Common was never a heavy seller, even at his peak, in a much better industry environment he barely went gold. Something tells me this one will not as good as "The Dreamer/The Believer" was, yet hooking up with No I.D. was an incredible decision. All the naysayers: just take a look at Common's production history. He got albums produced mostly / entirely by Kanye West, The Neptunes and No I.D. He had timeless classics with Preemo. Questlove also produced for him multiple joints. Even J Dilla fucked with him heavily. Who can say the same thing about himself?
  • Anonymous
    More fake ass afrocentricity from this lightskinned alcoholic
    • You just went full retard.
      Never go full retard.
    • QueenZulu
      What artists would you suggest if Common isn't one??
    • Anonymous
      Idiot, Common is baldheaded, he hates Afros.
  • Anonymous
    finally some good music coming from chitown
  • TheRealness
    I respect Common but i'm not down with this Chicago Rap scene (Lil Herb King L Katie Bandz Keef Fredo Chance Kanye) this is why Chicago is so fu ck up.
    • no
      have you ever listened to Chance's music? or Kanye's for that matter? they are absolutely NOT part of that scene in the slightest and are completely opposed to all the violence. they have nothing to do with the drill scene you're referring to
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