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Common Becomes First Rapper To Win An Emmy, Grammy, & Oscar

Common Becomes First Rapper To Win An Emmy, Grammy, & Oscar

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Over this past weekend, Common joined a league of his own when he took home an Emmy for his socially conscious record ‘etter To The Free.

Featured in the Ava DuVernay’s 13th documentary, the song won an Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics and officially gave Common the title of becoming the first rapper to ever win an Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar.

The Chicago native started racking up awards back in 2002, with his Grammy win for the Erykah Badu collab ‘Love Of My Life’ and snagged the incomparable Oscar statue for his John Legend assisted ‘Glory’ track in 2015.

If the rapper wins a Tony Award in the near future, that would make him the 13th entertainer to achieve the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) title.

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