With Nobody’s Smiling due in stores July 22, Common debuts one last record from the LP called “The Neighborhood,” featuring Lil Herb and Cocaine 80’s.
Proper strings give this track a cinematic feel, and that’s before the past and future of Chicago’s Hip-Hop scene touch the microphone. Common rhymes from the perspective of an OG who’s seen the end result of flirting with street life, while Herb gives a view of what it’s like to trek through the Windy City in it’s current climate.
Production by No I.D. and some buttery vocals by a James Fauntleroy makes this cut a home run.
Pre-order Nobody’s Smiling via iTunes. Stream “The Neighborhood” below.