Consequence dropped a new joint off his upcoming “Movies On Demand 4″ project today which features production by The Audible Doctor and vocals by the legendary John Legend.
Why Do I Even Go Home by @ItsTheCons co-starring @JohnLegend prod. by @AudibleDoctor by Consequence
On the heels on Dunson’s latest single, “Count On It,” which received over 185,000 plays across YouTube and Soundcloud, and reached number two on The Hype Machine’s popular chart, he showcases his lyrical gymnastics over Legend’s sultry Billboard hit, “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).” The song, produced by Philadelphia-bred production trio Phatboiz and co-signed by John Legend himself, is just a glimpse of the versatility fans can expect from Dunson’s highly anticipated mixtape, The Investment, which drops this summer; on which Legend makes an appearance.
In his newest remix, mashup maestro Jason Smith subtly chops up Common’s “Go” instrumental, turning it into the perfect accomplice for John Legend’s cover of “Rolling In The Deep”.
Rolling in the Deep John Legend (Jason Smith Blend) by iamjasonsmith
Kenton Dunson just released this amazing remix of John Legend’s cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”. He created the instrumental entirely from scratch and also threw a couple verses on it. Truthfully, I don’t think anything can top Adele’s original “Rolling In The Deep” (her voice is incredible) but this cover comes pretty damn close. Check it out.
John Legend – Rolling In The Deep Feat. Kenton Dunson (Kenton Dunson Remix) by Kenton Dunson
1: Shiny Suit Part 2 (Estelle & John Legend)*
2: You Are
4: Hey Girl
5: No Other Love
6: Come over
7: Fall in Love
Kanye West ‘Christian Dior Denim Flow’ (feat. Kid Cudi, Pusha T, John Legend, Lloyd Banks & Ryan Leslie)
Anything that’s called “Christian Dior Denim Flow” sounds like it must be straight superficial celebrating, but instead, it’s baller bombast laced with serious self-awareness. Coming from Kanye West and Kid Cudi, are no surprises as these guys are pretty open about their demons and perhaps Pusha T and Lloyd Banks get a little deep sometimes, but Banks drops some pain in this one. We’ve been singing the praises of these G.O.O.D. Friday get-togethers for a minute, so we’re all about meta-appreciation in one of them. Plus, Ryan Leslie rapping!
We are so excited to be part of the host committee for this amazing event on Monday with All for Africa! John Legend, ?uestlove and Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew will be joining together for the African event of the year to benefit All for Africa’s Palm Out Poverty Initiative. We really believe in this organization and as such, we are able to offer specially discounted tickets to Modiba’s extended family! To purchase the discounted $75 tickets, head over here: http://popfestival.eventbrite.com and type in the passcode: POP2010 Hope you can join us as we come together to PLANT THE SEEDS OF SUSTAINABILITY on the continent of Africa!
THE CD IS SET FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots are presenting fans with a fiery new offering, Wake Up! The upcoming CD, being released by Sony Music on September 21, 2010, will feature soulful music from the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness— effectively telling listeners to Wake Up!
After being inspired by the recent historical Presidential election campaign of 2008, the R&B singer Legend and hip-hop band The Roots felt a need to enter the action. What started as plans for a single quickly developed into a passionate album representing change, hope and activism— not only referencing one particular moment in time, but on a larger scale, holding true no matter what the political climate may be.
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.
Please visit www.JohnLegend.com for an exclusive look at John Legend & The Roots’ live, studio performance of “Hard Times” and for additional information about Wake Up!
Everyone’s “going green.” We’re glad you’re taking action too! Our grandchildren and their children will thank us for living more sustainably. Let’s start now. Check out Kingston 11′s remix of John Legend’s “If You’re Out There” featuring Benks.
MSTRKRFT with John Legend on David Letterman. This was pretty great — well worth your two and a half minutes of not doing other things: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmNLPfF3GIk
PS: Check out how Letterman says “MSTRKRFT” and “Fist of God” like they’re words from a foreign language — precious.