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John Legend Shares Cover of Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”

posted by Oscar February 13, 2017

John Legend has shared the studio version of the Beach Boys classic, “God Only Knows.” Last night, during the Grammys’ “In Memoriam” segment Legend helped pay tribute to the artists that have passed in the last year by performing a live cover of the track along with Cynthia Erivo, delivering a heartfelt rendition.

The studio version has a rich production courtesy of Blake Mills with full string orchestration, which is just as beautiful as how it felt played live at the awards ceremony. Hear it below. Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper Shares Music Video For “Same Drugs,” with Vocals from Eryn Allen Kane and John Legend

posted by Oscar February 6, 2017

Chance The Rapper has released the music video to Coloring Book highlight, “Same Drugs.” One thing that’s also worth noting is that this is an alternate version of the song you hear on the original stream. This version has a more pronounced vocal performance from lady Eryn Allen Kane, and it also features the voices of singers like John Legend, Yebba, Francis Starlite, and Macie Stewart (AKA Mace God to the POD family).

The Jake Schreier-directed clip is worth seeing overall with its portrayal of Chano and the puppets with which he performed at his Magnificent Coloring Day concert/fest at Sox field last year, but it’s the fresh version of the song that helps make it that much more of a can’t-miss.

Chance premiered the visuals earlier today through a broadcast on Facebook Live. Check it out above.

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John Legend feat. Chance The Rapper – “Penthouse Floor”

posted by Alberto November 17, 2016

When the list of collaborations for John Legend’s Darkness & Light were released, his joint with Chano was one that we were definitely looking out for. John has let that collaboration loose ahead of the December 2nd release date for the new album. Stream the very dope “Penthouse Floor” above.

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Hear Two New Tracks From ‘The Hamilton Mixtape,’ Including “Satisfied” by Sia feat. Miguel and Queen Latifah

posted by Oscar November 11, 2016

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A couple more tracks from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s upcoming Hamilton Mixtape have been unveiled. Sia leads “Satisfied,” with guest features from Miguel and Queen Latifah. The other track is “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” and it brings together K’NAAN, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, and Residente all dropping bars.

The mixtape, which also features tracks from Chance the Rapper (with Francis and the Lights), the Roots, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Usher, and Common among others, is due out December 2 via Atlantic.

Hear both songs below. Continue Reading

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Chance The Rapper Announces ‘Magnificent Coloring Day’ Festival in Chicago, feat. Skrillex, John Legend + more

posted by Oscar July 25, 2016

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Remember how about a month ago Chance The Rapper announced his Magnificent Coloring World Tour but that only teased that a Chicago date would be revealed later on? Well today Chicago’s prodigal son has finally unveiled what he’d been planning for us along, and man, it’s a party!

Titled Magnificient Coloring Day and taking place on September 24Chance and crew will be putting on the very first music festival at U.S. Cellular Field (White Sox home stadium) and its roster boasts acts like John Legend, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, 2 Chainz, Tyler, The Creator and more! Also performing are Young Thug, Lil Uzi, and “special guests.”

If you can get your hands on some tickets, consider yourself lucky. Get your tickets at ChanceRaps.com

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POD Photos: The Dopest Sights of SXSW 2016

posted by Oscar March 26, 2016

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This time last week we were partying it up at showcases that featured a mix of the best veteran stars and some of the most exciting up-and-coming acts on the planet, brought together to play at the iconic annual festival, SXSW.

Much like in previous years, we spread the team out to experience shows from artists of all sorts of genres and we wound up with a healthy mix of acts that we’ve seen perform before, and musicians that we were finally going to see in a live setting. The collection of artists that we saw at SXSW included the likes of John Legend, Rae Sremmurd, Bas, Towkio, The Kills, Vince Staples, Deftones, CHVRCHES, Cozz, Mike Golden, and Mick Jenkins, just to name a few.

After going through literally hundreds of pics, we put together this compilation for ya to peep. Look below to check out our gallery of the Dopest Sights of SXSW 2016. Continue Reading

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Video: Big Sean feat. Kanye West, John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”

posted by Oscar June 19, 2015

Detroit’s Big Sean released the emotional music video to video to his collaboration with Kanye West and John Legend, “One Man Can Change The World.”

The black-and-white clip is dedicated to Sean’s late grandmother, Mildred V. Leonard, who was one of the first female black captains in World War II. 
See the heartfelt visuals above. 

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Video: See Kanye West & John Legend Perform The Original Version of “Gold Digger” in 2003

posted by Oscar March 10, 2015

We all know it’s Yeezy Season again and what better way to enjoy the dopeness in the air than by looking back to where it all began. The clip above shows a young Kanye West performing an earlier version of his hit song “Gold Digger” with John Legend back in 2013.

This performance shows the eventual club hit in a new light, with more simple production as Legend plays a sinister piano part. Take a trip to the past with the clip above.

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Sam Smith Re-Records “Lay Me Down,” Now feat. John Legend

posted by Oscar March 9, 2015

John Legend joins Sam Smith for this special version of “Lay Me Down” for Red Nose Day 2015. “Red Nose Day” is put together biennially by British charity Comic Relief, whose purpose is “to change the lives of poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.”

“Lay Me Down (feat. John Legend)” is out now in the UK & US (out globally starting March 10) on iTunes and Google Play, and Smith and Legend will actually perform the new collaboration at the BBC One fundraiser broadcast Friday, March 13th.

See some visuals for the tune above.

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Video: John Legend + Common – “Glory” (Live at the 2015 Oscars)

posted by Oscar February 23, 2015

Last night the Academy Awards, BKA the Oscars, were held and while the main focus of course are the movies, there were some great music moments as well. John Legend and Common graced the stage together to perform their song “Glory,” off the film Selma. The performance was brilliant and emotive, and it was a worthy showing as it served as the perfect foreshadow for the duo’s eventual victory in the Best Original Song category.

Relive powerful performance above. Legend and Common delivered an acceptance speech worthy of the moment, reflecting the theme of Selma with plenty of nods to political topics. See that below. Continue Reading

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Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”

posted by Alberto February 16, 2015

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Big Sean’s third studio project Dark Sky Paradise is scheduled to drop next Tuesday (2/24), so you know new tracks will start making their way online leading up the release. With a pre-order of the new album in the UK, fans get the new track “One Man Can Change The World” featuring Ye and John Legend as an instant download.

Stream the new track below while you can.  Continue Reading

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Video: 2015 Grammys Performances feat. AC/DC, Pharrell, Kanye West

posted by Oscar February 8, 2015

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards took place tonight, awarding the best music had to offer in every genre possible. But the Grammy Awards is much more about the ceremony’s live performances than the awards themselves, and this year there were plenty of big moments that won’t soon be forgotten.

Veteran Rock Stars AC/DC kicked things off with their first live performance together in half a decade, doing live renditions of their latest hit single “Rock Or Bust” and their classic song “Highway To Hell.” The 3 hour-plus event featured 23 performances from the likes of Pharrell, Sia, Ariana Grande, and the live debut of the Kanye-Rihanna-McCartney collaboration “FourFiveSeconds” (above).

We’ve compiled the best of the ceremony and you can see those performances below. Continue Reading