Congrats to Chicago’s Native Son and Hip Hop Artist/Actor, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. aka COMMON! Common and John Legend scored a Golden Globe Win for Best Original Song, “Glory” for the awesome film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay.
Artistry and Activism can co-exist and the results are inspiring. Often, outside of the creative medium, there is a tendency for artists to be ignored and not taken seriously concerning issues that affect us all. COMMON has throughout his career attempted to enrich his listeners and fans, through his music and the Common Ground Foundation. For the artists that choose to use their voices, talents, resources and opportunities to deliver a message of civic engagement and community activism, I salute them! We need to support Art their endeavors, after all, there are more important things to think about besides; money, parties, cars, reality shows etc.
Peace, Power & Prosperity!