Common on Writing ‘Glory’

January 15, 2015 8:40 PM

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Common on Writing ‘Glory’

The rapper known as Common talks about writing the Oscar-nominated song ‘Glory’ for ‘Selma’

The rapper and actor Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name Common, plays civil-rights leader James Bevel in the new film “Selma.” But it’s his musical skills that are bringing the film broader attention this awards season.

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