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Smokey Joe’s Café – Arkansas Online

Inspired By The presidential win in 2008 and Barack Obama, hip-hop troupe and singer John Legend Roots Decided to combine effort and release an album or Socially minded tunes, "Wake up!. Columbia Will let the 11-song set loose on Sept. 21, first with a sacrifice "Hard Times" - Originally by Baby Huey & the Babysitters - available below.

'What started as plans for a single, Quickly Developed Into a passionate album, Representing change, hope and activism, referencing not only one moment in time, Particular, but on a larger scale, holding true no matter what the Political Climate May Be, "read a release from the label, Which described the effort as a mixture or "gospel, rock and reggae with hip-hop inflections Influences."

The first single from the set of Will be "Wake Up Everybody" featuring Common and Melanie Fiona. It was first made famous by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (with Teddy Pendergrass singing the vocals). Marvin Gaye's "Wholly Holy," Donny Hathaway's "Little Ghetto Boy" and "Hang On In There" by Mike James Kirkland Are Amongst The Other inclusions. Only one original track, from Legend is listed: "Shine," Which was featured in the David Guggenheim Documentary on Public Education "Waiting for Superman."

This marks the first time Legend and The Roots Have collaborated on a recording. The Roots - Who Also Happen to be the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon '- just-released ninth studio effort and Their New" How I Got Over. " Legend HAS released three albums, the latest-being 2008's "Evolver."

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