Common Signs To NO I.D.’s Artium Def Jam Recordings

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Two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper, actor Common (real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.) has fulfilled a life-long goal with the announcement of his signing to No ID’s Artium /Def Jam Recordings.  “Kingdom” featuring Vince Staples out now, Common’s lead track from his upcoming tenth studio album NOBODY’S SMILING, set for July 22nd release.

NOBODY’S SMILING marks a creative reunion between Common and his long-time friend and collaborator No I.D., EVP / Co-Head of A&R, Def Jam Recordings, who came of age in the ’90s as producer of Common’s first three albums (on then-indie Relativity).