On the same day that Common revealed he is working on a new album to release in 2014, the rapper shared one of the new tracks.

"War," like the rest of the forthcoming set, is produced by No I.D. As demonstrated by the track's lyrics, it is meant to serve as a message against the crime and violence in Chicago and beyond, from one of Chi-Town's own.

The song can be heard below. A release date has yet to be provided for the album, which is set to be titled Nobody Smiling.