Common Becomes First Rapper To Win GRAMMY Emmy And Oscar

first_imgNews Common Gets Closer to EGOT Honor common-becomes-first-rapper-win-grammy-emmy-and-oscar Email https://www.instagram.com/p/BY2ALqJFGbe/?hl=en&taken-by=common Twitter Common Becomes First Rapper To Win GRAMMY, Emmy And Oscar Facebook His latest addition to his awards shelf is the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, for his socially conscious song “Letter to the Free,” a track he contributed to the score of the documentary “13th,” an Ava DuVernay-directed film exploring racial inequality in the U.S.Common shared the honor with GRAMMY-winner Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins for their contributions to the song, but the win for Common sets him apart in a category all his own, and is a testament to his versatility and seemingly bottomless talent. The win also puts him one Tony win away from the so-called “EGOT” award (Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar, and Tony), an elite club with only 13 members so far. With his Emmy win for “Letter to the Free,” Common makes history and moves one step closer to EGOT territoryNate HertweckGRAMMYs Sep 13, 2017 – 1:30 pm Chicago-bred rapper, actor, and activist Common made history with his Emmy win this past weekend as the first rapper to take home a GRAMMY, an Oscar, and an Emmy in his career. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 14, 2016 – 7:13 pm Common Talks GRAMMYs, Artist Activism “I want to thank God first and foremost,” Common said to Deadline. “Any time I get a chance to work with Ava DuVernay it leads to something positive, something strong.”Read More: Kanye West’s “Graduation” 10 Years Old, Track-By-TrackRead morelast_img read more

USA Todays New AR Game Lets You Block Penalty Kicks Like Alyssa

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 USA Today launched a new Women’s World Cup augmented reality (AR) experience as part of its mobile apps Tuesday that gives users a chance to step into the shoes of Team USA goalie Alyssa Naeher. With the help of AR, users can practice blocking penalty kicks from a life-size goal, including some that approach with 80 miles per hour — speeds that Naeher will be facing once the World Cup officially starts later this week.Gannett and USA Today emerging technology director Ray Soto readily admitted that he hadn’t been able to block any of those super-fast balls either when he demonstrated the experience at the sidelines of the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, Calif. last week. “You really don’t know where this is going to go, but I don’t think Alyssa does either,” he said. Soto said that his team initially just planned to include those 80 mph shots in the experience, but quickly realized that this would be too overwhelming for most users. That’s why the experience now also includes a much more manageable training phase, as well as an intermediate stage with balls coming in at 40 mph.The entire experience is modeled after real penalty kicks, tasking users to block 5 shots. It is being narrated in part by Naeher herself, who Soto’s team recently got to scan and turn into a 3D AR hologram. “Team USA and Alyssa were fantastic,” he said.In addition to the goalkeeper experience, USA Today is also launching a second AR component, which introduces Team USA on the field in a tabletop-like setting. Soto said that the app would be constantly updated to reflect any changes in Team USA’s line-up. The two-part AR experience went  live within USA Today’s iOS and Android apps Tuesday.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more