87th Annual Academy Awards - ShowLast night the 87th Annual Academy Awards aired live on ABC. The Oscars pay tribute and honor some amazing actors, screenwriters, and even some musicians and their involvement in the film industry. In 2002 Eminem was the first member of the hip hop community to take home an Oscar for his single “Lose Yourself” from his movie, 8 Mile. Since then R&B and hip hop artists like Three 6 Mafia, Jamie Foxx, and Pharell have been recognized at the Academy Awards.

Last night John Legend and Common received an Oscar for their song, “Glory” from the movie Selma which also brought the two a Golden Globe earlier in February. They also gave an award winning speech centered around racial/social injustices that are still going on in our society today. In case you missed it here’s a clip from their emotionally powerful packed speech below! Let’s hope that the faces of our favorite rappers and R&B artists will appear more in the future of the Oscars.