All raps from Common on this new, exclusive bonus track to the Target version of Nobody’s Smiling. No I.D. at the helm and he produces a brighter traditional hip hop track that’s suitable for a different, choppy flow from Com. I vibe with a lot of the slick one-liners and talk on his family, yet also see how this works as a bonus track and not part of the ensemble. The sound doesn’t flow with the rest of the album, which you can stream in full here, and it seems underdeveloped without a chorus when compared to the booming hooks on much of the album.
Common takeover continues tonight with his first of hopefully more live TV performances to come (he better get on Fallon with The Roots) as he’ll be accompanied by Jhene Aiko & Vince Staples on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Best believe I’ll be tuned in.