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Performer: Common
Title: Nobody’s Smiling
FLAC album size: 1450
Country: US
Released: 2014

Least fav track: diamonds. Y'all know this is just my opinion, right? What did you think of this album?

01 The Neighborhood (feat. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80s) 02 No Fear 03 Diamonds (feat. Big Sean) 04 Blak Majik (feat.

Nobody's Smiling is the tenth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Common. It was released on July 22, 2014, by Def Jam Recordings and No . s label ARTium Records. Following the release of his 2011's album The Dreamer/The Believer, Common took a hiatus from musical endeavors.

different angles Tangle of the hustling, survival in the game Felt I had to leave home to be a household name Show money low, needin to stack fast City did have my back, now it's a backlash Was I a slave to the cash and wantin it so bad?

Common is set to release his new and anticipated album Nobody's Smiling on July 22nd and today, he unveils the official artwork.

While Nobody's Smiling was inspired by the tragic condition of Common's hometown of Chicago, its incorporation of a relevant-as-ever song from 1970, recorded by a Chicagoan in Chicago, is an acknowledgment of how inner-city struggles are a constant, not a trend. The rapper/actor's geographic and economic distance can be cited as a reason to approach Nobody's Smiling with a cocked brow.

In the 20 years since the release of Common's 1994 album Resurrection, the rapper has become a rare transcendent figure in hip-hop. Release Date: Jul 22, 2014 Record label: Def Jam Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Hardcore Rap, Midwest Rap.

Produced by longtime collaborator No . the album features big names like Big Sean and Jhene Aiko alongside Chicago fixtures such as Lil Herb and Dreezy. It takes its cues from both '90s boom-bap and the darker sound of Kanye West's Yeezus.

Common – Nobody’s Smiling (Tracklist). 1. The Neighborhood (Feat. Lil Herb & Cocaine 80s) 2. No Fear 3 Diamonds (Feat. Big Sean) 4. Blak Majik (Feat. Jhené Aiko) 5. Speak My Piece 6. Hustle Harder (Feat. Snoh Aalegra & Dreezy) 7. Nobody’s Smiling 8. Real (Feat. Elijah Blake) 9. Kingdom (Feat.

Common - Nobody's Smiling (Full 2014). Blak Majik (Album Version (Explicit)).

Common is set to release his new and anticipated album Nobody's Smiling on July 22nd and today, he unveils the official artwork.

Album · 2014 · 13 Songs. Nobody's Smiling (Deluxe Version) Common.

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Nobody's Smiling is the tenth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Common. It was released on July 22, 2014, by Def Jam Recordings and No . s label ARTium Records. Following the release of his 2011's album The Dreamer/The Believer, Common took a hiatus from musical endeavors.

Released July 22, 2014. Nobody’s Smiling Tracklist. 1. The Neighborhood (Ft. Cocaine 80's & G Herbo) Lyrics. The title of Common’s tenth album, Nobody’s Smiling, was inspired by the Rakim line from I Ain’t No Joke that was later scratched into the hook of the Eric B. & Rakim single In the Ghetto. The line underscores the rising rates of violence and crime that were occurring on the streets of Common’s hometown of Chicago, as he explained to Rap-Up in 2014: We came up with this concept Nobody Smiling was really a thought that came about because of all the violence that was going on in Chicago, or that is going on in Chicago.

In the 20 years since the release of Common's 1994 album Resurrection, the rapper has become a rare transcendent figure in hip-hop. Release Date: Jul 22, 2014 Record label: Def Jam Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Hardcore Rap, Midwest Rap.

While Nobody's Smiling was inspired by the tragic condition of Common's hometown of Chicago, its incorporation of a relevant-as-ever song from 1970, recorded by a Chicagoan in Chicago, is an acknowledgment of how inner-city struggles are a constant, not a trend. The rapper/actor's geographic and economic distance can be cited as a reason to approach Nobody's Smiling with a cocked brow. Common, to the contrary, once again works closely with fellow Chicago native No .

For many, Common's latest album, Nobody's Smiling, will hold a polarized position in the midst of Chicago's senseless violence, a symbol of all that is right in a genre too often derided for moral depravity and/or artistic bankruptcy. But Common's not interested in moralizing, nor trendchasing. So Nobody's Smiling displays some idealism-drain, its black and white cover art reflecting a stripped down sound. Common and longtime producer No . aren't interested in competing with the street sounds emanating from his hometown. Instead, they go for a complementary feel, with old head-friendly percussive loops and blaxploitation rhythms ("Blak Majik," "Speak My Piece," "Hustle Harder").

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Neighborhood
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Michael Kuzoian, Ross NeikoFeaturing – Cocaine 80s, Lil HerbMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Josh Story, Michael "Law" ThomasVocals – Robert Clark Betty, Jr.Written-By – C. Mayfield*, E. Wilson*, H. Wright*, J. Fauntleroy*, L. Lynn*
3:58
2 No Fear
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Josh Story, Michael KuzoianKeyboards – Dion WilsonMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Michael "Law" ThomasWritten-By – E. Wilson*, L. Lynn*
3:12
3 Diamonds
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Josh Story, Michael KuzoianFeaturing – Big SeanKeyboards – James PoyserMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Michael "Law" ThomasRecorded By [Big Sean’s Vocals Recorded By] – Maximilian JaegerWritten-By – E. Wilson*, L. Lynn*, S. Anderson*
3:53
4 Blak Majik
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Josh Story, Michael KuzoianFeaturing – Jhené AIkoKeyboards – James PoyserMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Michael "Law" ThomasRecorded By [Jhené Aiko’s Vocals Recorded By] – Bobby CampbellWritten-By – E. Wilson*, J. Poyser*, J. Chilombo*, L. Lynn*
3:19
5 Speak My Piece
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Michael Kuzoian, Ross NeikoMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Michael "Law" ThomasWritten-By – A. Armer*, C. Wallace*, D. Angelettie*, E. Wilson*, L. Lynn*, R. Alpert*, R. Lawrence*, S. Combs*
3:51
6 Hustle Harder
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Casey Cuayo, Michael Kuzoian, Ross NeikoFeaturing – Dreezy, Snoh AalegraKeyboards – Dion WilsonMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Jim Caruana, Michael "Law" ThomasVocals – Robert Clark Betty, Jr.Written By – S. Nowrozi, S. SledgeWritten-By – A. Izquierdo*, E. Wilson*, K. Dockery*, L. Michels*, L. Lynn*
3:58
7 Nobody’s Smiling
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Michael Kuzoian, Ross NeikoFeaturing – Malik YusefKeyboards – Dion WilsonMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Michael "Law" ThomasWritten-By – E. Wilson*, L. Lynn*, M. Jones*
4:16
8 Real
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Casey Cuayo, Michael KuzoianFeaturing – Elijah BlakeGuitar – Steve WyremanKeyboards – Kevin RandolphMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Jim Caruana, Michael "Law" ThomasWritten-By – E. Wilson*, L. Lynn*, O. Scott*, R. Wilson*, S. Fenton*, S. Wyreman*
3:22
9 Kingdom
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – The Kingdom VoicesCo-producer – James PoyserEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Casey Cuayo, Michael Kuzoian, Ross NeikoFeaturing – Vince StaplesKeyboards – Dion Wilson, James PoyserMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Michael "Law" ThomasRecorded By [Vocals Recorded By] – Craig BauerVocals [Ad-lib Vocals] – Eleanor HamptonWritten-By – E. Fowler*, E. Wilson*, J. Poyser*, L. Lynn*, V. Staples*
6:22
10 Rewind That
Bass – Derrick HodgeEngineer [Assistant Engineer] – Josh Story, Michael KuzoianKeyboards [Keys] – James PoyserMixed By – Young GuruProducer – No ID*Recorded By – Greg Rominiecki, Michael "Law" ThomasWritten-By – E. Wilson*, J. Poyser*, L. Lynn*, T. Keith*
5:21

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Def Jam Recordings
  • Copyright (c) – Def Jam Recordings
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
  • Record Company – UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Sony DADC – DIDX-1051719
  • Recorded At – 4220 Feng Shui Studios
  • Recorded At – Hinge Studios
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Mixed At – YG Mixing House

Credits

  • A&R – Mike Chavez*
  • A&R [A&R Administration] – Keith R. Tucker*
  • A&R [A&R Operations] – Leesa D. Brunson
  • Art Direction, Design – Alex Haldi
  • Coordinator [A&R Coordination] – Tyrone Davis Jr.
  • Coordinator [Marketing Coordinator] – Tricia Sterling
  • Executive-Producer – No ID*
  • Executive-Producer [Co-Executive Producer] – Common, Mike Chavez*
  • Legal [Legal Counsel] – Francois Mobasser
  • Management – Jaha Johnson
  • Management [Business Affairs] – Antoinette Trotman, Ian Allen , Lynn Gonzales*, Vol Davis III*
  • Management [Marketing] – Chris Atlas
  • Mastered By – Brian "Big Bass" Gardner*
  • Mastered By [Assistant] – Mike Bozzi
  • Other [Clearance Agent] – Danny Zook, Deborah Mannis-Gardner
  • Other [Styling] – Micaela Erlanger
  • Photography By – Pamela Littky

Notes

Management: [...] for Think Common Management
Clearance Agent: Deborah Mannis-Gardner for DMG Clearances
Legal Counsel: [...] for Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light LLP

Mixed by credit on back cover: Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton
Mixed by credit in booklet: Young Guru

[Studios]
Track 1 to 10 recorded at 4220 Feng Shui Studios, North Hollywood, CA / Mixed [...] for YG Productions at YG Mixing House
Track 9 Vocals recorded at Hinge Studios, Chicago, IL
Mastered & assistant mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

1st Stickers on foil:
Features the single
Kingdom
Feat. Vince Staples

With guest appearances from
Big Sean
Jhené Aiko
and more!

B0021165-02

2nd Sticker on foil:
Def Jam Recordings 30

[Samples]
Track 1 Contains excerpts from the Curtis Mayfield recording “On The Other Side Of Town.” Produced under license from Rhino Entertainment, a Warner Music Group company. Written by Curtis Mayfield and published by Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp. (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Track 5 Contains excerpts from The Notorious B.I.G. recording “Hypnotize.” Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp. in arrangement with Rhino Entertainment, a Warner Music Group company. Written by Randy Alpert, Deric Angelettie, Andy Armer, Sean Combs, Ron Lawrence, Chris Wallace and published by EMI April Music, Inc./Justin Combs Publishing Company, Inc./Big Poppa Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Deric Angelettie Music Inc. (ASCAP)/Badazz Music Co./Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Ausar Music/Universal Music-Careers (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Track 6 Contains excerpts from “Nightbird.” performed by The Fabulous Three,courtesy of Truth & Soul Records. Written by Leon Marcus Michels and published by Songs of Koch (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Track 8 Contains interpolation of the compositions “Yearning For Your Love,” written by Oliver Scott, Ronald Wilson and published by Taking Care Of Business Music (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Track 9 Contains samples of “O Yes My Lord” (Ernest Fowler) performed by Voices of Conquest. Contains samples of “Is There Any Love” (Paul Zaza and Trevor Dandy) performed by Trevor Dandy. Licensed courtesy of The Numero Group and published by Dust Index (BMI). All Rights Reserved.
Track 10 Contains excerpts from “Telegram” performed by Eleanore Mills, courtesy of Saru. Used by permission. Written by T. Keith and published by Gambi Music, Inc./Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI). Used by permission. All rights reserved. Contains sampled portion of the documentary entitled “J. Dilla: Still Shining,” produced by Brian “B. Kyle” Atkins. Used courtesy of Gifted Entertainment. All rights reserved. Contains vocal snippet of J Dilla, courtesy of Madukes. Used by permission.

Snoh Aalegra appears courtesy of Epic Records
Derrick Hodge appears courtesy of Blue Note Records
Kingdom Voices: Marcus Morton, Alfred Golden, Terrence “Snoop” Marshall, Vernard Burton, Sandra Howse Dillard, Carya Holmes, Eleanor Hampton, Tanesha Jefferson, Brandi Brumfield, Andrea Moore Daly, Meagan McNeal & Miriam Noelle

℗© 2014 Def Jam Recordings(ARTium Records), a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 1755 Broadway, New York, New York 10019. Distributed by Universal Music Distribution.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02537 90943 8
  • Barcode: 602537909438
  • Matrix / Runout: DIDX-1051719 2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5088
  • Rights Society: ASCAP/BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B0021322-01 Common Nobody’s Smiling ‎(2xLP, Album) Def Jam Recordings, ARTium Recordings B0021322-01 US 2014
B0021167-02 Common Nobody’s Smiling ‎(CD, Album, Dlx) Def Jam Recordings, ARTium Recordings B0021167-02 US 2014
UICD-6211 Common Nobody’s Smiling ‎(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings UICD-6211 Japan 2014
B0021169-02 Common Nobody’s Smiling ‎(CD, Album, Dlx, Tar) Def Jam Recordings, ARTium Recordings B0021169-02 US 2014
3790943 Common Nobody’s Smiling ‎(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings 3790943 Australia 2014

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