New Music: Common f/ Vince Staples – ‘Kingdom’


Chi-town stand up. A day after dropping the video trailer, Common spreads the gospel of the streets on “Kingdom,” the first single off his upcoming album Nobody’s Smiling. The Chicago MC addresses the violence in his hometown on the rousing song, which features a verse from Vince Staples and a church choir.

“Shots ripping through his True Religion denim / These streets was my religion,” he raps.

The follow-up to 2011′s The Dreamer/The Believer, executive produced by No I.D., is set to arrive later this year, while the Hype Williams-directed video for the song will debut next month.

Unlock the keys to Common’s “Kingdom” below.

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  1. Yass Common

    I’m here for this.


  2. Shutterbug

    Only one other comment on this…goes to show ya that most of Rap-Up’s readers can’t appreciate real hip-hop.


  3. Big v

    Dope shit


  4. ac3



  5. Prince 5

    I thnk common needs to do some lyrical rhymes on some more commerical beats to get in the radio….this song is good but for him to get out their n mk more money he will need radio friendly beats but keep the lyrics


    The Crowd Updater Reply:

    @Prince 5, No, I think fans need to support him more. That’s the problem. People want these rappers to go mainstream before they will support them. His music is good whether he goes mainstream or not… what he needs now is support from the fans so we can hear more of his music on radio


  6. yOLAS fiopz dezx

    Nice song


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