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NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin sat down with actor/rapper Common who portrays Civil Rights activist James Bevel in the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, “Selma.”

During their chat about the critically acclaimed film, which has garnered four Golden Globe nominations, including nods for Best Motion Picture and Ava DuVernay for Best Director in the Motion Picture category, Common shared how the song “Glory” came to be.

Common explained that he and John Legend “wanted to create something that paid homage and tribe to the people of the Civil Rights movement and also show that right now in the present day it is necessary that we fight that fight.”

“We cary that torch,” said Common.


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Common explained it came to him that Legend should be involved with the song. He recounted sending a text to Legend about the movie and the project.

After talking with the R&B crooner, Legend told Common he only had one day off to go into the studio to record his portion of the song. Common also recalls giving Legend three titles, the third being “Glory.”

Once he received a copy of the song, Common said he was “overwhelmed” by what John Legend had composed. It is safe to say we are all overwhelmed by the duo’s collaboration.

Watch Martin and actor/rapper Common discuss “Selma” and how the song “Glory” came to be in the video clip above.

Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.

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WATCH Common and John Legend perform “Glory” on “Good Morning America” in the video blow.

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