Get ready for Combat — and Common. Common recently stopped by The Combat Jack show to chop it up about everything from Chicago’s music scene to Erykah Badu. File this interview under ‘necessary listening’.
90 minutes wasn’t enough time. On the eve of releasing his tenth album ‘Nobody’s Smiling’, Common revisits his days growing up in Chicago, being inspired by Michael Jordan, house music, Chicago mayor Harold Washington, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and how this album addresses the current plight of black on black crime in the windy city. Also, what it means to reunite with No I.D., being haunted by the ghost of Emmett Til and the very real and deep mystical powers of the phenomena known as “Badu Box”. So much wasn’t covered, 90 minutes wasn’t enough, but you won’t hear this type of Common interview anywhere else on the planet.
Listen to Com’s sit down with Combat Jack below and remember that Com’s Nobody’s Smiling LP drops July 22nd.
Lil Reese is currently hard at work in the lab, putting the finishing touches on his Massacre project, and tonight he decided to bless his fans with some new heat out of the blue. This one is a hot-off-the-press joint alongside his comrade Chief Keef, and is the official remix of “N**** Wat.” Hope you weren’t asleep for this one, as Reese just made your nightmares come true. Wat!
Taking a stand against the senseless violence that took place in Chicago over 4th of July weekend, Sicko Mobb switch up the pace to speak their mind and urge the city to make a change. We’re making national headlines every week for the wrong reasons — and Sicko Mobb is looking to initiate a change with “Lonely.”
As an added bonus, I’ve included another joint from the Sicko Mobb camp, this one from close affiliate J Cas$, who puts his spin on Drake’s “0 to 100.” Grab both records below.
Produced by Supreme Trackz
Have you purchased Buk’s new album, The Deep End, yet? If you needed any further incentive to purchase, this eerie and off-kilter video for the “Introduction: You Are Here” should do it. This is that classic PD feel right here.
Produced by No I.D.
Big Sean joins Common on the latest drop from his forthcoming Nobody’s Smiling LP, titled “Diamonds”. This track is available when you pre-order Com’s album on iTunes, but you can stream it below thanks to Nav.
Nobody’s Smiling hits stores and digital retailers July 22nd.
Produced by C-Sick
You know who is low key having the beat week ever? C-Sick that’s who. He blessed King Louie with some of the best tracks on Tony, and then gave Durk a heat rock for STT2. And tonight he’s back again with this very dope backdrop for TalentedAsKB. And yep, KB impresses yet again. Dope flow and beat switch here. A nice record all around, that continues to rise KB’s stock. Give it a spin under the cut.
Yeah I called ya fat, look at me I’m skinny. Here, Durk, Quavo and Cash Out drop their second collaboration of the day with “Skinny.” If you’ve already blown through Durk’s Signed To The Streets 2, then you know this posse has another joint on there. Here they double up with this bouncy new leak. Get thin to this below.