9 Aug 2014

The Sampler: Common, Nobodys Smiling

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On his new album Nobody's Smiling, rapper Common presents a grim picture of his hometown Chicago, backed by the dark and ominous beats of longtime collaborator No I.D. Nick Bollinger takes a listen.

Playlist

Artist: Common
Songs: Nobody’s Smiling
Composer: Lynn, Wilson, Malik Yusef
Album: Nobody’s Smiling
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Common
Songs: The Neighbourhood
Composer: Lonnie Lynn, Herbert Wright, James Fauntleroy II, Ernest Wilson, Curtis Mayfield
Album: Nobody’s Smiling
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Common
Songs: Blak Majik
Composer: Lynn, Jhené Chilombo, Wilson, James Poyser
Album: Nobody’s Smiling
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Common
Songs:  Seven Deadly Sins
Composer: Lynn, Wilson, Younge
Album: Nobody’s Smiling
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Common
Songs: Kingdom
Composer: Lynn, Vince Staples, Wilson, Poyser, Ernest Fowler
Album: Nobody’s Smiling
Label: Def Jam

Artist: Common
Songs: Rewind That
Composer: Lynn, Wilson, Thomas Keith, Poyser
Album: Nobody’s Smiling
Label: Def Jam