12 O'Clock Track: Common teams up with Ab-Soul on the latest track from the forthcoming Nobody's Smiling | Bleader

Thursday, February 13, 2014

12 O'Clock Track: Common teams up with Ab-Soul on the latest track from the forthcoming Nobody's Smiling

Posted By on 02.13.14 at 12:00 PM

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One of the albums I've been looking forward to this year is Common's Nobody's Smiling, which is set to come out in the spring—it's the Chicago rapper's first full-length since 2011's The Dreamer/The Believer, and like that album it'll be entirely produced by fellow Windy City native and hip-hop heavyweight No I.D. Yesterday Common dropped "Made in Black America," a killer soul-sampling number in which he invokes Malcolm X and Reservoir Dogs. Common also roped in Black Hippy's Ab-Soul, and anytime I see the LA rapper's name in the guest spot on a song I'll drop whatever I'm doing to give it a listen—here the dude calls himself the "Morpheus in this hip-hop Matrix." Take a listen to "Made in Black America" after the jump, it's today's 12 O'Clock Track:

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