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Nobody's Smiling - Common
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  1. The Neighborhood
  2. No Fear
  3. Diamonds
  4. Blak Majik
  5. Speak My Piece
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  1. The Neighborhood
  2. No Fear
  3. Diamonds
  4. Blak Majik
  5. Speak My Piece
  6. Hustle Harder
  7. Nobody's Smiling
  8. Real
  9. Kingdom
  10. Rewind That
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Common noted that this album's title references Eric B. & Rakim's "In the Ghetto" -- more specifically, the song's recurring sample from the duo's "I Ain't No Joke." More symbolic, if beneath the surface, is the use of Curtis Mayfield's grim and pointed "The Other Side of Town" on album opener "The Neighborhood." While Nobody's Smiling was inspired by the tragic condition of Common's hometown of Chicago, its incorporation of a relevant-as-ever song from 1970, recorded by a Chicagoan in Chicago, is an acknowledgment of how ...

Nobody's Smiling 2014, Def Jam

UPC: 602537909438

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