I’ve never seen Game of Thrones on HBO, but I know people frequently rant and rave about it. So much so that they decided to drop a mixtape in support of the show — a first for an HBO series, no? A Soprano’s mixtape would’ve been too fire, though.
Anyhoo, here’s Com Sense’s contribution to the Catch the Throne tape, which drops on April 11th. Wale, Big Boi and others will be featured. Game of Thrones returns to Home Box Office on April 6th. Tune in.
Produced by No ID
So far we’ve heard two joints from Common’s new project, Nobody Smiling. The Ab-Soul featured “Made In America” and “War.” The project is to be executed by super producer No ID, and is due out sometime later this year.
Well today we get a preview of a third joint, which you’ll be able to hear in full on CNN’s new documentary on Chicago, Chicagoland. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’re surely aware of CNN’s new eight-part series, which makes it premiere tomorrow night at 9pm on CNN.
The series focuses on Chicago in the summer months and covers everything from Rahm Emanuel to Principal Dozier at Fenger High. We caught the premiere last night at the Bank of America Theater and it was nothing short of amazing. We highly suggest you tune in to the series weekly, with it kicking off tomorrow night.
Later in the series local figures such as Chance The Rapper, Hebru Brantley and Billy Dec are highlighted. Hell, even FSD gets some shine in episode five. So check out a preview of the series above, and hear some of Common’s new joint throughout.
While at Power 106 for The #LIFTOFF, Com Sense blessed the L.A. Leakers with a freestyle straight off the dome over “The Food”. Doesn’t get much doper than that.
Produced by No I.D.
The tag team of Common and No I.D. continue their run of solid records with “Made In Black America”, which features TDE representative Ab-Soul. This is second joint we’ve gotten since Common announced his Nobody’s Smiling LP with No I.D. (“War” was the first) and it’s just what you would expect from Com, Dion and Soulo.
This joint’s crazy. Listen for yourself below. Nobody’s Smiling drops later this year.
As part of his ongoing interview with Vibe, the magazine asked the Chicago legend about his thoughts on Chicago’s new crop of artists. Com expressed that he had a lot of love for Chance The Rapper and his sound, and also cited that he’s a fan of Vic Mensa, Lil Herb and Lil Bibby. Note to Chicago artists: you just never know who is watching.
In a recent interview with Vibe, the mag caught up with Com Sense to talk about his forthcoming album, Nobody Smiling, which is due out this spring. Yesterday we learned that No ID is set to produce the entire offering, and in this new interview Common talks in detail about the album, and reveals features. He announces Vince Staples and James Fauntleroy will contribute, and also hints that a slew of up-and-coming Chicago rappers will appear.
The return of Common and No ID. There’s a war going on outside no man is safe from, and Common offers up his state of the union address regarding the current state of affairs in Chicago. This is first class MCing over triumphant No ID-production right here. This leak comes just hours after the announcement of Common’s new No ID-produced album, Nobody Smiling. Ask and you shall receive.
This joint is my speed, and is exactly what I wanna hear Com and Dion making right now. They’re out for blood — better yet they’re out to stop the blood from spilling.
At the top of the last year (1/3/13 to be exact), Common announced on Jimmy Fallon that he was set to drop three projects throughout 2013: an EP, a mixtape and an official album. Well, 2013 came and went, and we struck out on all three. Nada. Zero. Zilch.
Well, Common returns almost a year to the date to announce a brand new project, Nobody Smiling, which is scheduled to drop in 2014, and will be produced entirely by No ID.
“2014 will one of my greatest times in music,” Common promised during a sit-down with REVOLT before a recent show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Why is he feeling this way? Well, Common is actually prepping the arrival of his 10th studio album, Nobody Smiling-a title that stays true to enriching his troubled hometown of Chicago.
“I feel excited about the project that I’m working on. It’s called Nobody Smiling and it’s an album that originally I was making an EP but, we’ve just been making a lot of songs-myself and No I.D.-and I liked the direction,” he admits.
This sounds great, as any product from No ID and Common is sure to be top notch, I just hope we actually get it this year. Common and No ID are extremely busy men, but let’s hope they can find time to knock this project out.
With J. Dilla on the beat, his little brother Illa J links with Frank Nitty to form the duo of the Yancey Boys. Their album, Sunset BLVD, dropped on Delicious Vinyl a few weeks back and today they give us their first video — “Quicksand” featuring Com Sense and songstress Dezi Paige. Don’t get stuck.
Delicious Vinyl brings you Sunset Blvd, the new album from Yancey Boys, the group piloted by John “Illa J” Yancey and Frank Nitt. The dynamic new collection is built around previously unheard tracks created by Illa J’s brother: the late, great J Dilla (James Yancey). With Frank Nitt’s standing as J Dilla Music Catalog Curator and the official approval of Yancey Media Group, all productions on Sunset Blvd originate from The Lost Scrolls — the stunning cache of beats Dilla left behind.Album features include appearances from Common, Talib Kweli, J. Rocc, Guilty Simpson, T3 of Slum Village and others. “Sun