Check out this cinematic new music video, directed by Hype Williams, for the latest single from Common’s forthcoming 10th studio album, Nobody Smiling. This visual plays like a short film and I really enjoy the fact that we never see Common or Vince make an appearance throughout. Nobody Smiling hits stores on July 22nd via Def Jam and No I.D.’s imprint, Atrium Records.
Before we get to see the Hype Williams directed video for the latest single off of Common’s 10th studio album, we get to hear the song itself. Featuring a guest appearance by fellow label mate, Vince Staples, “Kingdom” is laced by Chicago beatsmith No I.D.
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Common is listenable here. Illa J and Frank Nitt don’t disturb or are harmless. Dezi Paige really steals the show. She’s finessing those strings with a half-staccato, half-grooving yodel. Lovely addition to a vanilla cream song otherwise.
Elijah Blake drops the visual for his “X.O.X.” collabo with Common, off the Bijoux 22 EP
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