Common Declares ‘War’ On Chicago Street Violence

'It's time to help these kids,' Common tweets after dropping fiery new track.

Common’s Hollywood shuffle hasn’t quelled his hip-hop jones in the least.

On Monday, the Chicago MC dropped “War,” the first song from his upcoming 10th solo LP, Nobody Smiling. While Twitter was cheering on Florida State on their way to beating Auburn in last night’s BSC national football championship, Com tweeted out a link to his new track, produced by longtime friend and collaborator No I.D.

The veteran producer kicks off “War” with triumphant horn stabs and a military-style drumroll, which sets the perfect stage for Common’s conflicted correlation between the violence in his native Chicago and global warfare.

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