Title: Nobody Smiling
Date of release: TBA
Common is expected to make a welcome return to hip hop this year with a new LP. The title of the album makes reference to violence in his home state Chicago, which makes us suspect that we may hear a dose of conscious rap on the record.
At this stage, it’s been confirmed that No I.D. will entirely produce the record, and guest features so far include rising talent Vince Staples and James Fauntelroy. The rapper last full-length release was in 2011 with the album, The Dreamer/The Believer.