Common Returns with New Single ‘Kingdom’


Common takes it back to the Chi with “Kingdom,” the first single off his upcoming 10th album Nobody’s Smiling. The song features XXL Freshman Vince Staples, while the Hype Williams-directed video was shot in his hometown.

Executive produced by No I.D., the follow-up to 2011′s The Dreamer/The Believer is set to arrive later this year on the 20th anniversary of Common and No I.D.’s 1994 album Resurrection.

The concept-driven project was inspired by the tragedies in Chicago. “We came up with this concept Nobody Smiling [and it] was really a thought that came about because of all the violence that was going on in Chicago,” Common told REVOLT.

The full song will premiere Friday. Watch the 60-second trailer below.

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  1. DoesCommonEvenChart?

    Lets just remember ‘Stay Schemin’……that was song of the year. Totally destroyed Common, yet everyone was like “oooooooh kill’em” when Common came back with Canada dry…..some playground shit.


    Rasan8250 Reply:

    @DoesCommonEvenChart?, Please don’t speak again. This is all.


  2. Usher

    This sounds amazing! Can’t wait for his album


  3. RedRocBoy

    Okay Com let’s go. Need some of that real hip hop in my life.


  4. yOLAS fiopz dezx

    Nice sneak video


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