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.