Six-time Grammy-winner John Legend, whose latest project “Wake Up!” finds him paired with The Roots, discusses the socially conscious project tonight.
“I was always a bit of a political junkie, even as a kid,” says the singer/songwriter, who is nominated for five Grammy Awards for this latest album.
And when it comes to making music with a political or social message, Legend says, “it’s a risk that I’m willing to take.”
Watch the clip below, where Legend reflects on the price that some artists can pay for being outspoken. And tune in tonight for the full conversation.
Mr. Legend is a real individual who is the best at doing U. He is has the best characteristic any individual can possess, truly his soul is shared with many of us who appreciate his realism. I need a job just to support this artist with purchases of his work. I own two of his albums and I loved them tremendously. He is the next artist who does worry about those nee sayers who are haters at the truest sense. Keep doing what you do Mr. Legend I have your back, and as the host would say, “And as always keep the faith.”
Enjoyed the far too short show with Brian Culbertson. It made me smile when he played Horizons because the first time I ever heard that tune I immediately thought it should be used as a theme for a PBS program.
Thanks for the Brian Culbertson interview. Absolutely my very favorite jazz musician and a very talented individual.