Earlier today, Common announced the release date for his forthcoming studio album, Nobody’s Smiling.

The Chicago emcee announced the albums release date as July 22nd, and he issued a statement, which you can view below.

Com stated:

“I’m honored to team up with No ID and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family. ‎ Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of hip hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No ID was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger.”

The other day, Common released the lead single, “Kingdom,” from the Nobody’s Smiling album.

Plus check out the video trailer:

Stay tuned for the official “Kingdom” video to drop in full.