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