Cadillac Com hit the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and brought a few special guests with him. Common kicked things off with a performance of “Blak Majik” with songstress Jhené Aiko, which you can check out above.
Following that, Vince Staples joined Com on stage to perform “Kingdom”, which you can watch below. Remember, Common’s Nobody’s Smiling LP is available online and in stores now.
Produced by No I.D.
Common’s tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, has finally hit shelves and Target‘s offering up an exclusive bonus track with the deluxe edition of the LP titled “City To City”. If this one sounds familiar, it’s because Com originally premiered the song in an trailer for CNN’s Chicagoland series earlier this year.
I echo eskay’s sentiments that it’s about damn time this technology has been made available and implemented into album rollouts. If you have a budget to put out an album, then some of that should be allotted for digital content such as this. Not just vlogs about your vlogs. This is what I always thought the EnhancedCD technology from yesteryear would morph into, but then labels started trying to fight the Mp3 wave and make burn-proof CDs and what not instead of rolling out interesting and engaging bonus features. But I digress.
Common’s new album, Nobody’s Smiling, is available purchase right now and I’ll go on record as saying that it’s my favorite Common album since Be. At least right now. When I went to the Chicago listening session I thought it was dope, but I didn’t get the full experience until I was able to hear it in the quiet confines of my crib. Listening parties are great and all, but sometimes you just gotta spend some time with it by yourself.
So get some method to the madness of Common and No ID in the clip above, where they breakdown the album track by track. Pretty impressive that these two are still flourishing some 22 years later. Some don’t even last two. Think about it.
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Here’s a quick teaser of the new Common and Big Sean video for “Diamonds.” Yeah, we usually don’t do previews, but it’s Common so we make exceptions. Watch ‘em shine bright like a diamond in the quick visual above.
Nobody’s Smiling next Tuesday.
Produced by No I.D.
One of the more anticipated tracks from Common’s tenth studio album, Nobody’s Smiling, arrives a little early. ‘The Neighborhood” finds Com lyrically painting a picture of coming up in the city alongside Lil Herb who does the same. Yes, this joint is just as dope as you’d imagine it to be.
Common and Lil Herb over a Curtis Mayfield-sampled beat from No I.D.? Doesn’t get more Chicago than that. Listen below and be sure grab a copy of Nobody’s Smiling when it arrives in stores and digital retailers July 22nd.
I’ve said it a few times now, so I won’t beat a dead horse, but I absolutely love the marketing rollout for Common’s new album, Nobody’s Smiling. I think the multiple covers idea has been genius, and it’s great seeing Herb, Louie, Dreezy, Bibby, etc’s face plastered all over the city on the alternate covers. Very unique promo.
Well, now Def Jam has made it even more unique with a new site which allows you to make your own personalized cover of Nobody’s Smiling. If you were really ambitious, you’d make your own cover, print out posters and hang them around the city. Do it now. No seriously, go make your cover now.
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.
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.
I must admit that the Drake/Common beef was one of my favorites of the past few years. The Canada Dry line is still stings, IMO. But that beef has been buried since early 2012, and is now water under the Michigan Avenue bridge. Interestingly enough, in a recent interview with VladTV, Common spoke on the beef, and says it stemmed from his break up with Serena Williams. Gotta love Com for keeping it 1000 in the interview. Either way, it was an entertaining war of words. But alls well that ends well.