Common x Big Sean - "Diamonds" (prod. No I.D.) + Common Chops It Up With Combat Jack
Common returns with a few choice treats for fans ahead of the release of his Nobody’s Smiling LP, including the new track “Diamonds” featuring Big Sean and a fireside chat with Combat Jack. The track is the latest to leak from the forthcoming album produced by No I.D., which arrives on July 22nd via ARTium/Def Jam. Amping things up, Common also sits for an in-depth discussion with Reggie Ossé and the Combat Jack Show crew, which touches on everything from social justice to house music and much, much more. Combat Jack drops the Common interview with a note that suggests they may have enough unfinished business to warrant a sequel:
90 minutes wasn’t enough time. On the eve of releasing his tenth album ‘Nobody’s Smiling’, Common revisits his days growing up in Chicago, being inspired by Michael Jordan, house music, Chicago mayor Harold Washington, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and how this album addresses the current plight of black on black crime in the windy city. Also, what it means to reunite with No I.D., being haunted by the ghost of Emmett Til and the very real and deep mystical powers of the phenomena known as “Badu Box”. So much wasn’t covered, 90 minutes wasn’t enough, but you won’t hear this type of Common interview anywhere else on the planet.
Check the track below to listen to “Diamonds” from Common and Big Sean. Scroll down to listen to Common’s chat with the good folks on the Combat Jack Show. Pre-order the Nobody’s Smiling LP via iTunes. Stay tuned for more from Common.