With the recent release of his latest single “Kingdom,” featuring Vince Staples, and news that his upcoming tenth studio album, Nobody Smiling, is getting a July 22nd release date, rapper/actor Common has also revealed that he has signed with Def Jam Records. Nobody Smiling is being executively produced by No. I.D.
“Common and I have a long history of making great music together. His rich legacy and robust talent are perfect additions to the Def Jam family. It's particularly significant that he's coming under our roof for his 10th album as a matured artist and cultural ambassador," No I.D. said in a statement. "It's a tremendous boost for the spirit of Def Jam as well as the world of hip-hop."
Common's last album, The Dreamer/The Believer, was released in 2011 through Warner Brothers.