Common has confirmed plans to release new album 'Nobody Smiling' later this year.
One of the most high profile MCs in the game, Common has managed to stay at the top for over two decades. Retaining a social conscious in his lyrics, the rapper recently confirmed plans to go back into the studio.
"'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," he said. "It happens in Chicago, but it’s happening around the world in many ways… It's happening in the inner cities all over America. We were talking about the conditions of what’s happening when I said 'Nobody Smiling,' but it’s really a call to action."
Watch the full interview below.
Shortly after news broke, Common tweeted a link to his new single. In keeping with the uncompromising message of the above interview it's called 'War'.