Common inks a deal with major label Def Jam and sets a release date for "Nobody's Smiling."
Common has been working on a new album, Nobody's Smiling, entirely with producer No I.D. At the end of last week he dropped a new leak with Vince Staples, "Kingdom." Now he's followed it up with a release date, plus news of a new deal for the Chicago native.
No I.D. was made the executive VP of Def Jam back in AprilÂ (before that he was VP of A&R), and nowÂ Common has been signed to the label which also houses the G.O.O.D. Music imprint Common is attached too.
The album, Nobody's Smiling, is due out on July 22nd. Â Com previously said of the LP's concept,Â "We came up with this concept,Â Nobody's Smiling, it was really a thought that came about because of all the violence Â that was going on in Chicago, or that is going on. It happens in Chicago but it's happening around the world."