John Legend & The Roots Need You To Wake Up!

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<a href="http://www.levispioneersessions.com/artists/john-legend-the-roots/"> If you've been following John Legend's career over the years, you'll know he's been shedding his cupid/matchmaker persona in exchange for a more worldly, philanthropic attitude. Think the "sangin' Danny Glover." As for <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/the-roots">The Roots</a>, they have always been soul rebels whether located in the penthouses or projects of Philly.


Nas – “Hey Young World”

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<a href="http://www.levispioneersessions.com/artists/nas/"> Although his name rings the loudest, Rakim isn't the sole inspiration behind Nas' studious pen game. In fact, one could argue that Slick Rick's presence is more dominant in the music of Nasir Jones, especially early in his career. (See <a href="http://s0.ilike.com/play#Nas:The+World+Is+Yours:25590:s456652.8081090.8540859.0.1.54%2Cstd_f4386a42268e79a96d1cac3b5b76b0b0">the greatest Pete Rock song</a> - concocted by Nas of course - for an obvious example.

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