Common wastes no time. Only a few hours ago, we received word that the legendary Chicago MC’s tenth album Nobody Smiling¬†will see a 2014 release and now we get a first listen in a song just dropped on No I.D.’s SoundCloud titled “War.” It’s a heavy track, one that deals directly with the violence that has plagued Chicago for decades and escalated to devastating levels in recent years as Common reflects on the tragedy via both rap and audio from his album announcement over ominous No. I.D. production.

Stream “War” below and be on the lookout for more details on Nobody Smiling.