WAKE UP! is the new album from John Legend and The Roots.

the idea for the album goes back to 2008. when speaking with Billboard magazine about the conception of the recording Legend said: “”I was in the middle of campaigning for Barack Obama and feeling inspired by the atmosphere in the country at the time, so I wanted to do something musically that reflected that moment.”

WAKE UP! calls people to wake up.

wake up, care, get involved, make a difference in the lives of others. 

Legend and The Roots mostly cover songs from the 1960’s and 1970’s. “Shine,” written by John Legend, is the disc’s only original track.

this CD is hip hop, soul, r&b, gospel, and rock thrown toghether at it’s best. these are musicians/recording artists at the top of their game. 

WAKE UP! is one of the best albums i’ve picked up in a long time.

wake up and listen to it. wake up and do something. wake up.


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