We’ve got Common’s latest video, “Kingdom” featuring Vince Staples. Watch it inside and find out who’s been added to the growing list of performers at the 2014 BET Awards.
In the Hype Williams-directed clip “Kingdom”, Common sheds light on the dark and gritty streets of Chicago with XXL Freshman class rapper Vince Staples. The song was produced by No I.D. and appears on Common’s 10th album Nobody’s Smiling (July 22nd). Common discussed the video treatment for the 8-minute clip with MTV:
“Nobody’s Smiling was really a thought that came about because of all the violence that was going on in Chicago. It happens in Chicago, but it’s happening around the world in many ways. It may not be to the numbers that’s happening in Chicago, but it’s happening in the inner-cities all over America. It’s really a call to action.”
2014 BET Awards update…
The 2014 BET Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, will be held at the STAPLES Center on Sunday, June 29, 2014. In addition to previously announced performer (Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson, K. Michelle, Mack Wilds) BET has confirmed Nicki Minaj, nine time Grammy Award Winner John Legend, singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and August Alsina. “106 & Park” hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante and actor Larenz Tate have been added as presenters.
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