(AllHipHop News) Chicago rhymer Common is set to return to music with his 10th album. Com spoke with Revolt TV to announce that the No ID produced Nobody’s Smiling LP will be hitting stores in 2014. This will be the rapper/actor’s first studio project since 2011’s The Dreamer/The Believer.
“I gotta say 2014 is going to be one of my greatest times in music. I feel excited about the project that I’m working on,” says Common. “Originally I was making an EP, but we’ve just been making a lot of songs.”
The veteran emcee explains that the concept for his latest work is based on trying to end the ongoing violence consuming his hometown and inner cities across the world.
“‘Nobody’s Smiling’ was really a thought that came about because of all the violence that was going on in Chicago,” adds Com. “We were talking about the conditions of what’s happening when I said ‘Nobody’s Smiling,’ but it’s really a call to action.”
Common also gives props to the new crop of rising rappers from Chitown.
“The younger artists, they’re really bringing what Chicago is about, and they have brought something new to Hip Hop,” says Common.
Watch Common’s Revolt interview below.