Here is another “Live” Banger I thought I’d add, enjoy.
“Wake Up” The Root, John Legend, Common
I knew I would rave about “Wake Up Everybody” one more time as the video for John Legend & The Roots’ new single can now be seen! Of course, they’re joined by Melanie Fiona and Common, primarily on the steps of a generic looking government building in New York. I can venture a guess, however, through the quick flashback midway through the video that those steps were the site of protests back in the day. The coolest part of the video was indeed a flashback into the 70s, where Common’s verse begins. He, along with Legend and Fiona, look pretty fresh for the time and the effect is further enhanced by the grainy film as well. The quick transition from 70s Common into current Common caps off the best part of the video as all the artists involved are now performing on the steps. Interestingly enough however, this has got to mark the first time where John Legend, Melanie Fiona, Common, and The Roots have performed in front of NO crowd! I bet someone from the PR department got fired for that. Anyway, Wake Up! the album is still slated for a September 21st release so be on the lookout for more info on that in the coming weeks ahead.