Posted on July 18 2014
Last week Chicago's own Common hosted a listening part for his tenth studio album, Nobody's Smiling at Untitled in the Loop. The event, hosted by Miller and Complex, offered fans a first listen at the latest from one of the most impactful artists of our generation, with him playing host-breaking down each song to contextualize his art for those in attendance. Today, the world gets the same treatment, sans Common commentary, with the full album stream of Nobody Smiling hitting the Internet today. The album is excellent. A truly full look at Chicago today, the project encapsulates many sides and voices of Chicago, featuring verses from the likes of King L, Lil Herb and Dreezy, who all also appear on the rotating artwork used for the cover. Common tends to go above and beyond on every other release and this one is no stranger to that pattern. Take a listen to Nobody's Smiling, streaming below and catch Common in the store at 672 N. Wells on July 26.
The Neighborhood (feat. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80s) by Barrelhousebklyn on Mixcloud