Common Says Chicago Gun Violence Inspired New Album

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Common is prepping the release of his 10th solo album, Nobody’s Smiling. In support of the project, he stopped by The Combat Jack Show to explain how his native city Chicago inspired the album, which is produced entirely by No I.D. and drops July 22nd.

Common also talked about
his upbringing in the Windy City, his relationship with both Pres. Barack Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, seeing the ghost of Emmett Till, and the life-altering impact his ex-girlfriend Erykah Badu had on him. Stream the interview below.

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