Common, Jay Electronica & Vince Staples Honor Michael Brown's Family At The BET Hip-Hop Awards
Last night's BET Hip-Hop Awards brought together some the rap game's rising stars, but more importantly, played host to another righteous link-up between Common, Jay Electronica and Vince Staples. The trio of rhyme-saying behemoths took to the stage one-by-one to perform their remix of Com's embattled lead-off single "Kingdom" and provide a powerful tribute to Michael Brown and all victims of police brutality the world over, the families of which will never cease their mourning.
The performance was topped off by an appearance from the parent's of the tragically maimed adolescent, culminating with the symbolic hands-up gesture that echoed throughout the entire auditorium and through the TV screen. Those that were in not in attendance last night can catch Com and Jay Elec as they embark on the Nobody's Smiling tour this fall and winter in support of the Chi-town champ's rugged and raw new record, which is available for you to cop via iTunes if you've yet to do so. Sorry guys, still no word on Jay's debut, though it does seem he's been working on something these past few months. Hold tight on that one, fam. Watch Common, Jay Electronica and Vince Staples perform "Kingdom" at the BET Hip-Hop Awards below.