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Common ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ [Album Art]

Common‘s new album, Nobody’s Smiling, is ready to impact this summer on July 22nd, riding the wave of the thought-provoking Hype Williams mini-movie for the lead single to “Kingdom”. Common reveals a standard and deluxe (below) version of the album art, with the latter also featuring Lil Herb & King L. He talks all about the art work concept in the first video underneath too.

Common 'Nobody's Smiling' [Deluxe Album Art] featuring Lil Herb & King L.

Common ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ [Deluxe Album Art] featuring Lil Herb & King L.

One more bonus BTS clip with Common centers on the making of “Kingdom”. How he worked with No I.D., picking the sample first, then enlisting a choir (led by the same guy who made R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”), and finally got the slick perspective verse from Vince Staples to take it to another level.