Description:Common made rap heads explode when he announced that he's releasing a No ID-produced album this Spring called 'Nobody's Smiling.'
Com gave VIBE a bit more insight into the project, which was inspired by the street strife taking place in Chicago and inner cities around America.
"I got to the roots of who I am and where I come from," the 41-year-old lyricist says. "I feel like this is going to be one of the greatest years for me, musically."
Watch Common redefine struggle MC above.(2:27)