The G.O.A.T. on the boards mixed with the Neo-Soul gawd and a couple of the illest emcees of their time sprinkled on the top. The result is the funky, baby I miss you, track “Reminisce” from Bilal’s debut album 1st Born Second. Every day is Dilla Day, celebrate!! Dilla laid the foundation and Mos Def and Common played back up to Bilal’s silky smooth vocals.
“Sexy as the girl on the Jamaica poster”
Common has added Jay Electronica to his tour the winter, coming to a city near you. You will not want to miss this, I assure you. Meanwhile, check out the remix to Common’s “Kingdom” featuring Vince Staples and Jay Electronica. Nobody’s Smiling is in stores now and you should own it….seriously…..you should….
Common & No I.D. x Vince Staples x Hype Williams = Kingdom.
From the forthcoming album Nobody’s Smiling, Common and fellow Chi-town legend and frequent collaborator No I.D. have linked up to address the growing violence in their native city. “Kingdom” is the epitome of the project. The video directed by Hype Williams fits the theme perfectly. July 22nd is the launch date for the project and it cannot come soon enough. Props to Vince Staples who holds his own in the company of veterans.
Common and No I.D. link up with Cali again. This time they call upon newcomer Vince Staples on “Kingdom”, the latest release from Nobody’s Smiling. Recorded as a call to action against the violence that is ripping through their hometown, Chicago, Nobody’s Smiling, is shaping up to be one heck of an album. Vince steps in on the third verse and rips it to shreds. With No I.D. in classic form this track has the feel of Like Water For Chocolate. This is the reason I refuse to listen to the Common has fallen off chatter ‘Ye of little faith participate in every so often.
Common + Preemo + Bilal? Lost my mind when the beat dropped on this the first time I heard it.
“If I don’t like it, I don’t like it. That don’t mean that I’m hatin'” & “I’m Morpheus in this hip-hop matrix exposing fake sh**” – words I live by
So Chicago’s favorite son and the ATLien drop tracks on the Catch The Throne mixtape, a collection of tracks inspired by the hit television show Game Of Thrones. Not sure how I feel about Daddy Yankee being on there though. Was Sean Paul busy?
Blaqstarr is going to drop a three song EP called Trinity soon, I assume this track will be included. You can purchase The Blaq Files now for some earlier Blaqstarr stuff
PURCHASE – BLAQSTARR – THE BLAQ FILES
Common and No Id prepare to release Nobody’s Smiling and it’s shaping up to be something G.O.O.D. On the latest taste, they link up with Black Hippy Ab-Soul, WHO MURDERS his verse.
Chicago natives Common and No I.D. are taking it back to the Chi. They are working on a new project which will be dedicated to the modern day war that is being waged on the Chicago streets. Nobody Smiling will be completely produced by No I.D., raps provided by Lonnie Lynn.