Common Signs To Def Jam

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Common has a new home. In preparation of his new album Nobody’s Smiling, the Chicago MC has signed to No I.D.’s Def Jam based label, Artium.

Back in 2011, No I.D. was appointed to EVP of A&R. He will also serve as the LP’s executive producer. Album drops 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.”

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  • Kris Janvier

    I knew it!!!!! Keep it going!!!

  • jj

    we need that album the dreamer the believer was really good

  • djdyg

    def jam is a sinking ship just look at their recent releases

  • el jim chapo guzman

    Why common went to the graveyard?

  • PTK

    wait what?? wasn’t he on good music? and what part of the game is signing to an imprint after 20 years in the game? it all seems like hustling backwards. but ast least he’s back with no id.

  • dsunn

    good music? chi-town?

  • best def jam move since the survival of the illest campaign


    “Y’all say Def Jam dead! Well he game to resurrect it!”