Selma may have gotten shut out at the 87th Academy Awards for major nominations, but the film scored a huge win at the night’s telecast. John Legend and Common won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
The duo took home the coveted award right after they performed the song which brought tears to some Hollywood stars such as David Oyelowo who portrayed the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr in the film and Chris Pine. Taking the stage after receiving a standing ovation, Common told the crowd and viewers at watching the ceremony:
Recently, John and I got to go to Selma and perform “Glory” on the same bridge that Dr. King and the people of the civil rights movement marched on 50 years ago. This bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation, but now is a symbol for change. The spirit of this bridge transcends race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and social status. The spirit of this bridge connects the kid from the South side of Chicago, dreaming of a better life to those in France standing up for their freedom of expression to the people in Hong Kong protesting for democracy. This bridge was built on hope. Welded with compassion. And elevated by love for all human beings.
Props to Common & John Legend on their Oscar Win!!
This Grammy nominated singer/songwriter has a list of credits that include Rihanna, Katy Perry and Alicia Keys, just to name a few. Now she rocks the airwaves with her latest single “Hell Yeah” featuring Rick Ross, where she paints a vivid picture of the current state of society and shares her hopes for a brighter future.
Ross definitely adds his signature flow to the track. But in comparison to the powerful message in the song, the content didn’t add up. But I guess it’s hard when the majority of his other joints attribute to the current state of society.
Great song…maybe shoot for a remix with K Dot, Black Thought, Common or Talib.
If you don’t know, you better figure it out real quick because JimiJames is definitely one the top artists to check for in 2013. Peep her new single, “Lead Me On,” produced by Wow Jones.
And to find out more about what’s going on with JimiJames, check out www.jimijamesmusic.com
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The highlight of just about any Awards Ceremony is what the Rich and Famous decide to wear on the Red Carpet. Stars lit up the carpet yesterday at The 2012 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (Let’s be real… some of their outfits should’ve been lit on fire). Here are some of our favorites…
and Melanie Fiona…
There were quite a few not so favorites, but we won’t put those people on blast. We’ll leave that up to you all. Who looked hot, and who looked a HOT MESS? You be the judge… Continue reading
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In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, Common’s own mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines (our future mother-in-law) made a video from her home in Chicago, telling the story of the rapper’s first experience with writing which also landed him in a bit of trouble.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you hot mommas!
Pop the hood to watch below: