Common has signed to No I.D.’s Def Jam based label Artium. where he will release his new album Nobody’s Smiling on July 22nd.

“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.”