Common & John Legend are Oscar Winners.
How glorious it is, huh? They just performed “Glory” at the Oscars and brought the celebs in attendance to tears and to their feet. How cool was it with all of the people behind them? Somethin’ just as powerful and unique compared to their recent close of the Grammys.
Soon after, they were announced as the winners of Best Original Song and gave as powerful a speech as the performance. ICYMI… watch both below.
On a much lighter note, here’s Common leaving Oprah hanging, haha!
On the heels of their win at the Golden Globes, Common & John Legend received a nomination today for an Oscar!
Will they win? They’re at least a favorite. But if they lose, I hope it goes to “Everything Is Awesome”. Ha! A clever song that was. Too bad the movie itself didn’t get nominated for Best Animated Film (WTF!?)
Apt timing for the all-new official video for “Glory” to drop. That’s because, in case you missed it, Common & John Legend won a Golden Globe last night for their stirring song and they delivered an equally stirring speech in accepting the award.
The video mixes in simple performance scenes from both Common and Legend, along with scenes from the movie, Selma. Another way to enjoy this powerful record.
ICYMI: Common & John Legend’s Golden Globe acceptance speech (Video)
The picture says it all.
Common & John Legend won Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for their powerful collab “Glory” from the new movie, Selma. Big moment for hip hop and positive music.
UPDATE: Here’s the stirring acceptance speech, paying tribute to unarmed black teens and murdered police officers. Plus, an additional excerpt. Listen to “Glory” below that.
The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to think this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know people of the civil rights movement, I realized: I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote; I am the caring white supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom; I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet; I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity.
Congrats on a successful album release party Saint Millie. We see great things happening for you, keep the Chicago music alive!
To hear some of the tunes on “Glory”, check out the stream below:
Treated Crew emcee Saint Millie delivers his long anticipated project “Glory”. The 15-track project is Millie’s third official album and features production from C-Sick, The Gift, Atom Grey, amounts others. The project is considered Millie’s best offering to date and definitely continued his road to triumph as he reaches the long awaited Glory he’s been working towards.
Back on the grind, back on the grind. What seems like forever since I’ve been in the Chicago music scene, I was very excited to start my weekend by attending Saint Millie’s “Glory” Listening Session at Jugrnaut Chicago. In hopes to grab a decent place on the floor and beat the other music heads, I arrived early. However, in typical Chicago fashion shit started later and was already packed by the time I rolled through. Damn. But no matter, didn’t even trip with this nice weather. Just hit up 7/11 and indulge that Vitacoco for that pre-listening party hydration.
Again, when I say the event was packed, it was definitely a tight squeeze to even get a good ear in the store without elbowing another person in the face or balls (if you are short as fuck like me). Nevertheless, the tight venue had no effect on the crowd who waited patiently for Saint Millie to unveil his creative soul child. And for what it was worth, it definitely made the intended weekend impact.
So did Saint Millie deliver? Was it on fleek? Did he use auto tune? Yes, yes, and uh…no, dude ain’t Future. Without spilling too much, the production for his project is definitely worth the listen and exceeded my expectations. With an influx of repetitive beats that seem to be recycled and spit back like bad baby food, Saint Millie is doing the complete opposite. Setting a new vibe that can only be appreciated with tracks like “Smoke Wit Me” and “Sirens”. The production and quality of his tracks are some of the better stuff coming out Chicago. I definitely appreciate the no bullshit gimmick he has with this project along with the level of detail placed to make this project come to life. With clean beats, strong lyricism, and his dynamic presence, Saint Millie is doing things right. So to cap it off, congrats on the completion of your project. I, along with others from Gowherehiphop are very excited to see all your future projects come to life.
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