John Legend & Rick Ross Collide On “Rounds”
Written by B87FM on September 9, 2022
At he prepares for his efficiency on the Emmy Awards ceremony on September 12, John Legend can also be celebrating the discharge of his eighth studio album, LEGEND. The R&B crooner has shared singles like “Dope” with Dreamville’s J.I.D and “All She Wanna Do” featuring Saweetie, and on Friday (September 9), the album arrived in all of its glory.
Legend takes care to sonically steadiness an old-fashioned really feel with a brand new college take, and in a press launch, he expressed how his ancestral story was instrumental within the crafting of his file.
“I by no means really feel divorced from my ancestors,” mentioned Legend. “I’ve such reverence for my musical heritage, that I don’t really feel like I would like to go away it behind to be adventurous, or inventive, or to attempt one thing new. Once I’m creating one thing new, I’m nonetheless listening to the voices and influences of Stevie, Marvin, Curtis, Aretha, Nina, Donny and Prince. Black musicians have at all times been on the forefront of innovation in music. However the place I feel Hip Hop is at all times about what’s new, with Soul music, we’re a bit extra nostalgic … and hopefully what we’ve been in a position to do with LEGEND is that synthesis of wanting ahead, but additionally connecting with the place we come from.”
On LEGEND, the singer partnered with Rick Ross on the introductory monitor “Rounds,” and it is a manufacturing that you could be not anticipate to listen to these two collide on. It is one in every of a number of standouts for the Chicago icon, so stream “Rounds” and ensure to take a look at LEGEND, as nicely.
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