January 13, 2015


Watch John Legend & Common's Powerful "Glory" Video

The Golden Globes had tons of heartwarming moments between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's hilarious opening monologue to the emotional acceptance speeches at this year's festivities. The major film accolades were great and all, but one of the most talked about honors of the night went not to Hollywood heavyweights, but to two of R&B and hip hop's most notable talents: John Legend and Common

Legend and Common contributed a tune to the Selma soundtrack, "Glory," and the song had a rousing impact upon its release amidst the tension and turmoil surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in late 2014. Now, "Glory" gets its own visual, and it combines performances from the musical dream team with cuts from the film that inspired it.

For those who haven't checked out Selma in theaters yet, the movie follows Martin Luther King, Jr. and the protests that would help define the civil rights movement in 1965. Scenes from Selma are juxtaposed with present images of Legend and Common performing, driving home the point that this hugely important film has a message that's just as vital and necessary today as it was back when the events of its plot transpired.

At the Golden Globes, Common said that Selma "awakened [his] humanity." One listen to "Glory" and we can easily hear why. Check out the video above and be sure to see Selma in theaters.