New Music: Common ‘War’

Music

By: Stacy-Ann Ellis / January 7, 2014

Just hours after announcing his new album Nobody’s Smiling will hit shelves sometime this year, Common shares the first release from the new album. On the thumping, militant “War,” Common talks about the war going on within and against his people back home in Chicago, or “Chiraq” as it is notoriously referred to.

In the last few seconds of the No I.D.-produced track, Common declares that this song and his new album as a whole “is a call to action.” Listen to the song below.