Common of the "Charter Of freedom" Wins the Emmy
The MC of Chicago took home the award at last night's (September 9) Primetime Emmy's Creative Arts.
Los Angeles, CA – Common, you can add a new trophy to his mantle, after the Saturday (September 9) night 69 Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
The MC of Chicago in the song of the "Charter Of freedom", a collaboration with Bilal with production by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper, won the award for best Original Music and Lyrics of songs thanks to its use in Ava DuVernay Netflix documentary 13.
The prize for the "freedom Charter", which also appeared in Common 2016 album Black of the united states, was one of four victories for DuVernay of the film. 13 took home the awards for Outstanding Documentary or nonfiction Special, Outstanding Writing for nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Motion Design as well.
"I never thought that hip hop would take it this far. Now I'm in the lime light because I rhyme tight..! (c) Biggie THANKS to all involved with this project!
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Common was clearly excited by his win at the Emmys, as seen by your flurry of posts on Instagram. Even so, he made sure to recognize the difficult situation that inspired the track of the creation.
"Although I am honored and excited beyond belief for this award, my motivation to do this song was from the heart, as it always is," Common wrote. "This award is for all persons incarcerated in the prison system and justice. In the words of the late great Phife, 'I'll never let a statue tell me how nice I am...'. We have more work to do, and this is only the beginning. So please don't think for 1 second that my passion for justice stops here. Thanks @televisionacad @netflix @ava @karriemriggins1 @robertglasper @bilalmusic #Elena #Roy #Vernis and all involved with this project. #ImagineJustice."
Although I am honored and excited beyond belief for this award, my motivation to do this song was from the heart, as it always is. This award is for all persons incarcerated in the prison system and just