John Legend is bringing his politics to the forefront of his music. And might I say, this is some of the “sexiest” political singing I have ever heard. It’s preachy, but it’s smooth going down. I guess that is what you have to do to get some people’s attention (and sell records). I commend John Legend for at least getting people to think about social and political issues. The next step is to get listeners involved.
Look for their live streaming performance “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express” on September 23rd. It will be directed by Spike Lee.
The Strong Songs:
“Compared to What”- One word, “FUNKY”
“Our Generation”–Loving the cameo from CL Smooth!
“Little Ghetto Boy”– Loving Black Thought– the voice, the strong lyrics what more can you ask for
“Humanity (The Way Love Should Be)” — Love the reggae groove
“Wholy Holy”– The sexist politically conscious songs I ever heard, but what would you expect from a Marvin Gaye rendition
“Shine”– A lifting, gospel song
The album will be released on September 21st! Check it out.