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John Legend: Darkness and Light

John Legend's latest proves the adage that in soul music, darkness is always better than light.

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The Roots Picnic: 5 June 2010 - Philadelphia

The music at the Roots Picnic was loud, crisp, engaging and diverse. With the inclement weather holding off, all the elements successfully blended to create a great outing. The wide range of musicians demonstrated why the Roots are more than a crew but rather Philadelphia’s finest musical family.

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John Legend: 21 July 2009 - Ravinia Festival

On record or live, Legend succeeds in mixing reggae, church spirituals and love ballads into an irresistible neo-soul tapestry woven through with sensuality, spirituality and sexuality.

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Rick Ross Feat. John Legend - "Magnificent" (video)

Rick Ross steps up the bougie-rap image to a new level.

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John Legend: Evolver

Evolver is one of the better R&B albums of 2008, and Legend goes a long way towards proving himself as a jack of all trades.

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Bumbershoot feat. Joss Stone, John Legend, Wu-Tang Clan, the Shins, Fergie, and Panic! At the Disco

PopMatters' Steve Horowitz braves the Seattle sun (!?), bringing you the highlights of Bumbershoot 2007.

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Chrisette Michele: I Am

On her debut, Michele's voice is fitted to production that simply does not compliment her style.

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DJ Khaled: Listennn... the Album

Heavyweight Miami DJ gets his hometown the attention it deserves.

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John Legend: Get Lifted

Legend has fashioned a rather nuanced and sophisticated debut -- a Nora Jones for the R&B faithful.

Mark Anthony Neal

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