Hear Common and Big Sean’s Bouncy New Song ‘Diamonds’

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(Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)

(Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)

Common and Big Sean have added another contender to growing list of candidates for song of the summer.

“Diamonds,” a collaborative track between the pair from Common’s upcoming album Nobody’s Smiling, has all of the bounce and aspirational lyrics to make its way onto the charts.

Related: Listen to ‘Kingdom,’ Common’s New Song Addressing Street Violence

“Diamonds” is more hard-hitting than the soulful material Common’s become known for, with its echoed shuffling beat produced by his longtime collaborator No I.D. It seems primed for the club with lyrics like “Walk up in the thing and got my campaign poppin’/ Champagne poppin, bad thing poppin'” casually delivered by Big Sean.

The song is a lot more light-hearted than “Kingdom,” the Chiraq-inspired first single Common shared from Nobody’s Smiling, featuring verses from Chicago upstart Vince Staples.


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