H.E.R. Shout Out Her Dad’s Taste in Music in Oscar Winning Speech

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Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) began by acknowledging the quality of the film. Fred Hampton is mentioned many times throughout the musical body of work, further assisting in the film’s goal of keeping the revolutionary’s legacy alive. “Fight for You” is a soulful track perfectly suited for H.E.R.’s style, which was clearly influenced by some of founders of soul itself. H.E.R. kept her comments to her parents entirely wholesome, crediting her father’s musical tastes for her success. Other songs featured Nas, Jay-Z, Rakim, and the late Nipsey Hussle among many other big-name artists. Taking the stage alongside her collaborators Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas, H.E.R. “I am so, so, so grateful, not only to win but to be a part of such an important, important story,” she said. All those days of listening to Sly & the Family Stone and Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye really paid off. The 93rd Annual Academy Awards took place in Hollywood on Sunday, and though the evening veered from tradition in many ways and was a bit odd at times, there were some exciting and groundbreaking wins for artists in several categories. While Daniel Kaluuya gave a speech that was a bit all over the place as he dedicated his award to Fred Hampton and embarrassed his mother by mentioning her sex life, H.E.R. Judas and the Black Messiah, a film about Fred Hampton and the Black Panther Party, received several nominations and won in the categories of Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song for H.E.R.’s “Fight for You”. She went on to thank God and the Academy before adding, “And my parents, my beautiful mother who’s here with me today and my father at home. credits her dad’s taste in music for her Oscar win. So, thank you, Dad.”
“Fight for You” was just one of many profound tracks found on the soundtrack for Judas and the Black Messiah.