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.