Album Watch: John Legend and The Roots To 'Wake' Everybody Up With Collaboration

Monday, May 10, 2010

Okay, so maybe Evovler wasn't your cup of vanilla chai tea. You want want John Legend to quit with the synthesizer-'technotronic'  shenanigans and go back to basics. Well, Legend hears you and is making up for all that as he's prepping to release his next effort, this time with a little help from The Roots, because let's face it, the collective musical force called The Roots are magicians of sound.

Legend disclosed that he has '99%' of his brand new album, Wake Up Sessions completed. What's going on with the 1%, John? Oh, he's mixing it and the album should get to us in September. Nice. It also seems that Melanie Fiona and Common are to be featured on this new set in addition to The Roots. Extra nice.

The piano man has been prepping for this release as he recently recorded a concert special with The Roots for A&E, that is to coincide with the release of Wake Up. Want more proof that this Legend and Roots collaboration is something to look forward to? Let's recall the stunner of an appearance at the NAACP Image Awards last month performing, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes classic, "Wake Up Everybody". Bet you two dollars and a bag of Swedish Fish, that this is going on the Wake Up Sessions album.

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