Now we know hip hop fans all over the world are excited for this. Common is about to drop a new album called Nobody’s Smiling and today he released the cover art for both the deluxe and standard edition of the album! Plus a 2 1/2 minute long video explaining the concept behind the covers! Check the picture and the video after the jump!


After dropping his first single off Nobody’s Smiling called “Kingdom” featuring fellow Chicago native, Vince Staples, Common is now letting fans into his new work even more by unveiling not only the covers for the album but also giving a behind the scenes look on just what he had in mind during the creative process.

Nobody’s Smiling is set to hit stores this July 22nd and will feature the work of No I.D. as the executive producer.

Check the video out below! Plus get a look at the standard edition cover and the deluxe edition featuring Chi-town representers Lil Herb and King L in the gallery above!