Posts Tagged ‘john legend’
Good Morning America gets an all access experience on the set of Duets.
This week the news broke that John is replacing Lionel Richie in our Duets cast and it’s cause for celebration. John’s a friend and one of our generations most important voices. This video shows you how his music is arguably just as effective as couples therapy. Itunes link.
In honor of John Legend & The Roots‘ Grammy winning album Wake Up!, J. Period and Truelements Music put together this remix compilation featuring Legend, The Roots Crew, Rakim, Common, Nneka, Q-Tip, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, K’Naan, and more. Black Thought hosts this epic mixtape which remixes and rebuilds the original recording sessions from the Wake Up! album.
Very cool to hear what J. Period had to say about this mixtape: “When this project began, I was excited to explore the legacy of soul music behind the Wake Up! album,” explains J.Period, “but I had no idea of the level of access and creative freedom I would be granted by John Legend & The Roots to tell that story. The result is not only something that traces musical history lines from artists like Marvin Gaye to contemporaries like John Legend — but something that adds to that history: brand new collaborative tracks as if Marvin & John recorded together. It’s simply unprecedented on a mixtape. And I am particularly proud of the fact that all of it speaks to the true power of music to carry a message, and have a positive impact on society, and on people’s lives.”
This is almost too good to be free but it actually is and you can download here.
Here’s the performance Mr. Legend gave on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno recently. His new album with The Roots called WAKE UP! features mostly covers except this song Shine.
First of all, let’s recognize how significant it is that SNL even had Kanye on the show considering the fact that Kanye started the second verse of Power with “F–k SNL and the whole cast.” What he did on that SNL stage probably had Lorne Michaels glad he decided to let those lyrics flow like water under the bridge. Kanye put on a visual spectacle by using a completely white backdrop and an impressive crew of ballerinas which made for an incredible contrast to his fiery delivery in that red suit. Notice he how changed up those lyrics about SNL too. See what happens when you give peace a chance. Oh yeah. I really took it there. He also performed Runaway featuring Pusha T.
In other Kanye news, he released yet another new song in his G.O.O.D. Friday series, despite being upset about songs he didn’t intend on leaking getting out. It features Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie.
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Their album Wake Up! is out now!
Teflon Don is out now and these leaks from it got me excited about that.
Free Mason feat. Jay-Z & John Legend. Download HERE
Tears Of Joy feat. Cee-Lo. Download HERE
Audio Meth feat. Raekwon. Download HERE
We first heard this song when they performed it during the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and now we get the mp3 of it courtesy of Okayplayer.com. Featuring John Legend.
How I Got Over is out June 22nd and after hearing this I’m even more excited about it!
Leave it to Illadelph’s best to flip a John Legend sample into a jam with some bite to it. This is another offering from their upcoming album How I Got Over which will be out June 22nd.