John Legend & Common Speak & Perform With Conviction [FULL VIDEO] @johnlegend @common

John Legend and Common Speak, Perform with Conviction

Ever since we first heard the song early this year, “Glory” has been soulhead’s favorite thing about this year’s Oscar campaign season. Inspired by the powerful film Selma, and galvanized by the early campaigns of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the song has voiced the animus of the age.

But more than just a song, Mr. Legend and Mr. Lynn Jr. used their platform as the latest hip-hop generation Academy Award winners to speak out on the tragic ills of the modern prison-industrial complex. Their speech was an act of resistance and one to be commended. Watch both the stirring performance and the enlightening victory speech below.

 

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