Posts tagged “John Legend

Fashawn – Higher Learning Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

Fashawn – Higher Learning Vol. 2 (Mixtape)

Fashawn is easily one of my favorite west coast emcees right now. I’m just diving into this mixtape and it already tastes good. A few tracks are produced by J. Cole too.

Hosted by DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar.

Premiered at XXL Magazine.

Fashawn – Strange Fruit (Remix) ft. Common & John Legend

Fashawn – Strange Fruit (Remix) ft. Common & John Legend

Fashawn gets G.O.O.D. guest features for this remix which serves as the latest installment of his Sunday School series.

Fashawn’s next project Higher Learning 2 is set to drop February 15th.

Spotted at 2dopeboyz.

Estelle and John Legend – Song and Flow: The Duets EP

Estelle and John Legend – Song and Flow: The Duets EP

These two unexpectedly released a beautiful new EP of covers and original material. Every song is fantastic. Definitely get this one if your a fan of either artist. Must have of the weekend.


1. Shiny Suit Pt. 2
2. You Are
3. Freedom (Ft. Talib Kweli)
4. Hey Girl (Original Rough)
5. No Other Love
6. Come Over (Ft. Sean Paul)
7. Fall In Love

Lupe Fiasco – Never Forget You ft. John Legend

Lupe Fiasco – Never Forget You ft. John Legend

Another impressive “potential” leak off Lupe’s LASERS album set to drop in the March of 2011.

Spotted at illRoots.

Kanye West – All Of The Lights ft. Various Artists

Kanye West – All Of The Lights ft. John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, KiD CuDi, Rihanna & Elton John

I’m not even sure where to start but this track has some highlights in it….somewhere.

Spotted at Fake Shore Drive.

Rick Ross – Free Mason ft. Jay-Z & John Legend

Rick Ross – Free Mason ft. Jay-Z & John Legend

Not much to say hear. Your a fool if you don’t check this out.

Teflon Don drops July 20th. I can’t wait. BAWWWSE.

Some behind the scenes footage after the jump.

The Roots & John Legend – Hard Times (Live Cover)

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The best live band on the planet will be backing John Legend for a full album of covers of soul tunes from the 60s and 70s. This project should be unbelievable. Up top you get a glimpse of what is to come as they cover Baby Huey’s “Hard Times.”

The album is set to drop September 21, 2010.

The resulting album features eleven profoundly evocative songs infused with sounds of gospel, rock and reggae inflections with hip-hop influences. The album is highlighted by familiar tracks like “Wholly Holy” by Marvin Gaye and “Little Ghetto Boy” by Donny Hathaway mixed with the more obscure selections of Baby Huey and the Babysitters’ “Hard Times,” and “Hang on in There” by Mike James Kirkland.

“These songs sound so relevant now,” Legend says. “On most of them, you wouldn’t change a lyric. ‘Wake Up Everybody’ (the album’s first single, featuring contributions from Melanie Fiona and Common) has four verses—the first one is a general statement, the second is about education, third is about health care, and the fourth is about making a better environment. No editing needed.”

“When these songs were written, people were more spiritually in tune,” says Roots drummer/musical director Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson. “It was fresh from the civil rights era and there was a feeling of hope that maybe, yes, someday we will all be free. In 2010, not so much.”

The album features one original composition, Legend’s song “Shine,” which is featured in Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming documentary film Waiting for Superman. The song, a “Stevie-Wonder-meets-gospel” stunner, clearly demonstrates the strengths of this specific group of musicians. Wake Up! blends Legend’s expressive, thoughtful vocal interpretations with an element of funk that only The Roots can provide.

The Roots – The Fire ft. John Legend

The Roots – The Fire ft. John Legend

There is nothing like new material from The Roots. It’s crazy that they haven’t dropped an album in almost 2 years. Seems like Rising Down just came out yesterday.

This song is dope, good hook from Mr. John Legend.

How I Got Over drops June 22nd.

The Roots – How I Got Over You (Tracklist + Album Art)

The Roots just dropped a preliminary track list for their 9th studio album and it sure looks appetizing. The more Blu verses the better in my opinion. Four or five interludes are also expected to be added to the album but who really cares about interludes?

Look for the album to drop June 22nd via Def Jam.

1. Walk Alone (ft. Truck North, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
2. Dear God 2.0 (ft. Jim James, Monsters of Folk)
3. Radio Daze (ft. Blu, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)
4. Now Or Never (ft. Phonte Coleman, Dice Raw)
5. How I Got Over (ft. Dice Raw)
6. The Day (ft. Blu, Phonte Coleman, Patty Crash)
7. Right On (ft. Joanna Newsom, Sugar Tongue Slim)
8. Doin It Again (ft. John Legend)
9. The Fire (ft. John Legend, Rick Friedrich)
10. Web 20/20 (ft.Truck North, Peedi Crakk)
11. (Untitled – Bonus Cut) ft. STS

spotted at OkayPlayer.

30 Seconds To Mars – Hurricane (Ft. Kanye West) + Common – Strange Fruit ft. John Legend (Prod. Kanye West)

Common – Strange Fruit ft. John Legend (Prod. Kanye West)

A leftover of Common’s Finding Forever. I guess Cassidy ended up using the beat. What a waste because this is a million times better. I love when stuff like this gets released – we would never get to hear stuff like this a couple of years ago.


30 Seconds To Mars – Hurricane (Ft. Kanye West)

No this is not an unreleased track from 808s & Heartbreaks but a new track off 30 Seconds To Mar’s new album.


Ester Dean – Drop It Low (REMIX) ft. Lil Wayne & Chris Brown (prod. Polow Da Don)

This beat is fire in its own way. IMO.

Consequence – Whatever U Want [G.O.O.D. Music Remix] (Ft. Kanye West, Common, John Legend, KiD CuDi & Big Sean) + Kidz In The Hall – The Grizzly Man

Consequence – Whatever U Want [G.O.O.D. Music Remix} (Ft. Kanye West, Common, John Legend, KiD CuDi & Big Sean)

Well this line-up is stellar. I guess there is yet another one to come? I’m not really sure how much replay value this track has.


Kidz In The Hall – The Grizzly Man

So here is the first leak off the new Kidz In The Hall, “Professional Leisure Tour” free EP, dropping December 8th, sponsored by LRG. The project will contain about 13 new tracks, and act as a warmup to the groups third studio album, “Land Of Make Believe” which is set for a March release. This first track samples the indie band Grizzly Bear’s single “Two Weeks” and was recorded while on tour.

I’m really likin’ what Kidz In The Hall are up to these days. Hot sample too.

snagged my links from Mike over at Midwest Broadcast. Check his blog if you haven’t already!

Consequence – Whatever U Want ft. John Legend & Kanye West (Video)

Video for the first single of Consequene’s new album. G.O.O.D Music at its finest.

The Clipse – I’m Good (Video) + T.I. – Slide Show ft. John Legend (Video)

Brand new video from The Clipse and Pharrell for thee track “I’m Good” off Till The Casket Drops. “All Eyes On Me” »> “I’m Good.” Still a fresh track though.


I sort of forgot how much I like this track. Video for “Slide Show” off T.I.’s Paper Trail. I guess a reissue of the album got scraped but the tracks should be hitting the net sometime soon.

Consequence – Whatever You Want ft. Kanye West & John Legend

The a flyer for this track came out a couple weeks back and there has been much anticipation for it finally getting released. This is the first single of Consequence’s upcoming album ConsTV which is set to drop in October. I’m sure the dirty version will soon follow.

All hail NahRight.

Kayne West & Malik Yusef – Magic Man ft. Common & John Legend + Mos Def – Say You Will (Kanye West Cover Live)

Kayne West & Malik Yusef – Magic Man ft. Common & John Legend

101 Distribution is releasing the first authorized independent release from Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music label. The 30 song double disc is called G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night and is loaded with features from KRS-1, Twista, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Bun B and of course most every G.O.O.D. Music artist.

Sounds like a very interesting project – and this track is a very good start.


Mos Def – Say You Will (Kanye West Cover Live)

Amazing cover of Kanye’s “Say You Will” from the mighty Mos Def. This is crazy stuff and this recording from a recent NY gig sounds crystal clear.



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