Earlier today, Chicago MC Common announced he would be releasing his tenth album this year, Nobody Smiling. Mere hours later, Common has given us our first taste of the album with the intense “War.”
Over a dramatic, brass sampling No I.D. production, Common discusses the violence that continues to engulf Chi Town, going as far as to compare the gun violence to that of the Middle East. The track ends with Common talking about his idea for Nobody Smiling, hinting the album will be chock full of heavy subject matter and Common’s trademark introspective rhymes.