Two-time Grammy Award®-winning Chicago rapper, actor Common has made some major announcements this morning.

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Not only has he made his new deal with Def Jam/Artium Records his long-time friend and collaborator No I.D.’s imprint) public, the veteran Chicago rapper has revealed that his forthcoming album, Nobody’s Smiling, will arrive on July 22.

“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. It’s a tremendous boost for the spirit of Def Jam as well as the world of hip-hop.” ~No I.D.