New Music Tuesday: John Legend & The Roots

John Legend & The RootsIt’s not often two incredible artists come together to create something really special.  If you’re thinking, “But wait! Miley Cyrus and Justin Beiber collaborate on stage all the time!”, you have obviously been inhaling paint fumes for the past few hours and need some time to come down off your dumb statement high.  It’s ok, we’ll wait.

Now if you’re looking for a REAL artist collaboration (I’m looking at you imaginary guy from the first paragraph), look no further than the brand new album release Wake Up! from John Legend & The Roots.  It’s a full on mixture of funk, hip-hop, soul, reggae, R&B – pretty much every genre ever created ever.  Of course you might be thinking that too much of a good thing could in fact be a bad thing.  Ye of little faith.  You like John Legend right?  You like The Roots right?? Then it’s not even a question of IF you are going to enjoy this album, it’s WHEN.

The first single is titled “Wake Up Everybody” and includes appearances by Melanie Fiona and rapper Common.  I know, it sounds to good to be true. But if there’s anything life has taught me, it’s that it usually is especially when you find out it’s a pyramid scheme.  This case is different though.

Buy Wake Up!:


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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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