Common reveals plan to feature young Chicago artists on multiple versions of "Nobody's Smiling" artwork.
With his new album Nobody's Smiling, Common has already made his mission clear: the violence tearing apart Chicago's youth must be addressed. But, in a very cool move, Common doesn't seem to be condemning any of the city's younger rappers, many of whom are associated with the drill scene -- quite the opposite in fact. Multiple versions of his new album's artwork will feature rappers like G Count, King Louie, Lil Herb, Lil Bibby, KD Young Cocky and Dreezy on the cover.
Below, you can check out the G Count and King Louie versions, which Common shared on Twitter, accompanied by quotes from both rappers on their hometown.
Nobody's Smiling drops July 22nd.
[UPDATE: Official Standard & Deluxe Edition Covers Released]
Yesterday Common shared various versions of his album artwork, which featured Chi-town's own rappers like King Louie and G Count. Today Com returns with the official artwork, both standard and deluxe versions.
The album covers were released in a new YouTube video where the rapper offers up explanations for the concept. You can take a look at the video below, and peep the covers in the gallery above. The standard edition features Common's face alone, while the deluxe is split between three Chicago rappers, including Common.
Pre-order the album here.