✨✨✨Salute to one of the dopest lyricists, @Common, for making history. If anyone is deserving of this honor, it's him! #Resurrection, #LikeWaterForChocolate, and #Be are still in rotation. #CommonSense #PutSomeRespeckOnHisName #HistoryMarker #HipHop #HipHopRoyalty #RealHipHop #RealMC #RealLyricist #BlackExcellence #MelaninMagic #BlackLikeVanilla
From @ambrosia4heads: "Over the weekend (September 9), the Chicago, Illinois MC won his first Primetime #EmmyAward for co-writing “Letter To The Free.” The song, 2016 a collaboration with #RobertGlasper, appeared in #AvaDuVernay’s #The13th and took the “Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics” category. “I want to thank God first and foremost,” Common said following the win, according to Deadline. “Any time I get a chance to work with Ava DuVernay it leads to something positive, something strong.” Previously, #Common and #JohnLegend’s collaboration “Glory” earned the pair (as well as co-writer Rhymefest) an Oscar at the #AcademyAwards for “Best Original Song,” Grammy, and a Golden Globe. That track belonged to DuVernay’s 2015 film #Selma.
In addition to an Emmy and Oscar, Common has three Grammy Awards, the only Rap artist to achieve this feat. Those wins came for “Love Of My Life” (with #ErykahBadu) and “Southside” (with Kanye West) in the 2000s, ahead of the aforementioned “Glory” win. Eminem carries Oscar (1) and Grammy (15) wins. Meanwhile, Queen Latifah and Will Smith each have Grammy and Oscar nominations."