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John Legend and his HUGE pecks take a walk in Miami….

Posted in JOHN LEGEND, MUSIC, NEWS, OUT AND ABOUT, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , on May 1, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

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John hit the streets of Miami with his dog and his bike for a good workout. The man’s pecks are the business. I’m jealous, gonna have to hit the gym now lol.

Oh and if you haven’t yet picked up his 3rd studio effort “Evolver” please do so. It was one of the better albums of 2008…

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What’s John Legend’s Problem???

Posted in ALBUMS, ARTICLES, JOHN LEGEND, KANYE WEST, MUSIC, MUSIC PRODUCERS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, SOUL, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM, VIDEO LIBRARY with tags , , , , on March 12, 2009 by JupiterDaTruth

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I’m trying to understand why an artist would go through all the trouble of re-invention only to contradict it.

John Legend has been perceived in many ways, most of which line right up with conservative, contemporary and even boring…never sexy… For years these perceptions were lost on John and his management but with the fiery upbeat first single “Green Light” he showed us that there was more too him then that damn piano. For perhaps the first time he made us dance! If you haven’t heard that song go download it at iTunes yesterday. It’s a great track that featured Andre 3000 and promised a different album and ultimately a whole new John Legend…

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The album couldn’t have delivered that promise more. John and Kanye were at the helm of the project’s production and with the help of The Louis Vuitton Don “Evolver” ended up being the best John Legend album on record… or at least the most interesting and listenable. Fourteen tracks that make the proceeding projects seem almost as conservative and one dimensional as they were. Not to say John hasn’t had some very entertaining moments prior to Green Light. “Heaven” and “Ordinary People” are two of his best but there’s never been this much outside influence before. Brand new tracks “Satisfaction” “Quickly” “No Other Love” and “It’s Over” are my favorites!

While the new album shatters expectations John Legend himself remains the same…. To me that means that Kanye talked him into alot on this project. For the second single John reveals his true colors, colors that the game and the fans know all too well. “Everybody Knows” sounds like something right of the first two albums. Why would you get everyone to believe that you changed and then contradict yourself??? The fans bought the album and know what’s up but for those that needed more evidence it’s not looking good. His second single should have been “Satisfaction” or “It’s Over” in my opinion, though many other tracks would have been appropriate. As a result of this second single momentum has nearly died and he may or may not get approved for a third single… We’re not all Mariah Carey…no shade.

Peep the video for “Everybody Knows” below… just in case you haven’t seen it:

Pretty descent video. I remember a time when John Legend was so asexual that you wouldn’t notice if he was naked. I applaud him for working on that, hittin the gym, cutting his hair. Very Good John. You may get some drawlz thrown at you when you take the stage this summer…

As far as this album’s promotion goes Mr. Legend is going to have to choose that next single very very very carefully and deliver a great video to get back in the game. Life’s going to be little harder now that Jamie Foxx has dropped his new album not to mention the fact that D’Angelo, Ginuwine and Trey Songz will all be on the shelf by mid summer.

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HAPPY B’DAY JOHN LEGEND

Posted in JOHN LEGEND, MUSIC, MUSIC PRODUCERS, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , on December 31, 2008 by JupiterDaTruth

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JOHN LEGEND RECENTLY CELEBRATED HIS 30TH B’DAY WITH GIRLFRIEND CHRISTENE TEIGEN. THE EVENT WAS HELD AT A BOWLING ALLEY CALLED “LUCKY STRIKE”. APPARENTLY SOMEONE GOT HIM A BALL WITH HIS FACE ON IT…I WANT ONE…WELL WITH MY FACE ON IT NOT JOHN’S LOL.

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MALE R&B: THE BROTHAS ARE STEPPIN IT UP

Posted in ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, ARTICLES, D'ANGELO, GINUWINE, JOHN LEGEND, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, ROBIN THICKE, SOUL, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by JupiterDaTruth

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SEEMS LIKE ALL THE MALE SINGERS ARE CRAWLING OUT OF THE WOODWORK TO RELEASE NEW MUSIC. AVANT, JOHN LEGEND, ROBIN THICKE AND JAMIE FOXX HAVE OR WILL SOON RETURN TO THE SCENE WITH NEW PROJECTS TO ENGAGE THE OLD & NEW FANS. IT SEEMS THEY’VE UPPED THE LADIES ONE THIS LAST QUARTER OF 08, FLOODING THE MARKET WITH NEW ALBUMS AND SINGLES. EARLY 09 SHOULD BE REALLY INTERESTING ALSO WITH RELEASES FROM MR BROWN SUGAR HIMSELF: D’ANGELO AND 90S PRETTY BOY: GINUWINE…

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YOU CAN PICKUP JOHN LEGENDS “EVOLVER” RIGHT NOW, AS WELL AS AVANTS NEW ALBUM THAT DROPPED YESTERDAY, ROBIN’S PROJECT “SOMETHING ELSE”  THAT IS MAYBE A MONTH OLD AND JAMIE’S “INTUITION” WILL BE ON SHELVES DECEMBER 16TH. 

ALL IN ALL I’MMA BE WRITTING UP ALOT OF ALBUM REVIEWS.

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JOHN LEGEND’S EVOLVER ALBUM REVIEW

Posted in ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUM REVIEWS, ALBUMS, ARTICLES, BILLBOARD, JOHN LEGEND, KANYE WEST, MUSIC, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB, SOUL, trueclefmusic, TRUECLEFMUSIC.COM with tags , , , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by JupiterDaTruth

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THIS IS HANDS DOWN JOHN LEGEND’S BEST WORK TO DATE AND ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2008. EVOLVER DROPPED OVER A MONTH AGO BUT WE SLEPT ON HIM FOR A MINUTE. WE PICKED IT UP THE SAME DAY WE PURCHASED BEYONCE’S “I AM…SASHA FIERCE”. THE ALBUM IS FRESH, SMART AND WELL PLANNED. IF COLUMBIA PROMOTES HIM CORRECTLY WE CAN HAVE A GREAT 2009.

JOHN BEGINS THE ALBUM WITH A INTRO CALLED “GOOD MORNING”. KANYE’S GRADUATION ALBUM ALSO INTROS WITH A SONG OF THE SAME TITLE BUT KANYE EXECUTIVE PRODUCED THIS ALBUM WITH JOHN SO NO SURPRISE.

ALBUM HIGHLIGHTS:

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GOOD MORNING (THE FULL SONG)

QUICKLY (FEATURING BRANDY)

IT’S OVER (FEATURING KANYE WEST)

THIS ALBUM IS HIGHLY LISTENABLE SO THERE A MORE GREAT TRACKS THEN THESE BUT HE SHINES BRIGHTEST ON THOSE LISTED ABOVE. HAVING KANYE PRODUCE AND HELP HIM WITH THIS PROJECT IS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS HE’S MADE REGARDING HIS CAREER THUS FAR. THE MUSIC IS INFECTIOUS AND YOU’LL BE HUMMING LONG AFTER YOUR IPODS OFF. THIS FACT IS ESPECIALLY EVIDENT ON THE TRACKS LISTED AS WELL AS THE ANDRE 3000 COLLABO “GREEN LIGHT” AND THE ESTELLE AIDED “NO OTHER LOVE”.

THE VERDICT:

THIS IS A GREAT ALBUM FOR ANY LOVER OF TRUE R&B AND GOOD MUSIC. JOHN FINALLY REALIZES HIS POTENTIAL OVER THESE 14 TRACKS AND WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH. GO OUT AND GET IT OR OPEN UP YOUR ITUNES AND DOWNLOAD IT. SUPPORT MY MAN JOHN LEGEND!!!

RATING: 9 OUT OF 10

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JOHN LEGEND’S EVOLVER IS NOW ON THE SHELVES

Posted in ALBUM DEBUTS, ALBUMS, itunes, JOHN LEGEND, KANYE WEST, MUSIC, MUSIC PRODUCERS, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, NEWS, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB with tags , , on October 29, 2008 by JupiterDaTruth

 

GO PICK UP YOUR OWN COPY OF JOHN LEGENDS NEW ALBUM “EVOLVER”, EXPECTED TO BE MUCH MORE URBAN, DANCE AND R&B THAN ANYTHING HE’S DONE BEFORE. KANYE WEST AND ESTELLE GUEST STAR. REVIEW COMING THE FIRST WEEK OF NOVEMBER… GO OUT AND DOWNLOAD IT VIA ITUNES OR GRAB A COPY IN STORE TO SUPPORT REAL MUSIC.

THE BEST IN MODERN MALE R&B…

Posted in ALBUMS, ARTICLES, JOHN LEGEND, MUSIC, MUSIC PRODUCERS, NE-YO, NEW ALBUMS, NEW MUSIC, POPULAR MUSIC, R&B, RNB with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2008 by JupiterDaTruth

Above is the greatest male singer that ever lived: the late great Sam Cooke. There will NEVER be another…

WELL LET’S NOT SAY R&B CAUSE I’M REALLY GONNA TALK ABOUT THE BEST MALE VOICES IN THE INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW. JUST ABOUT ALL OF THEM HAVE DROPPED AN ALBUM RECENTLY AND ARE FIERCELY PROMOTING. USHER, CHRIS BROWN, NEYO, ROBIN THICKE BUT WHOSE THE BEST…VOCALLY. ALL THESE ARTIST ARE SO DIFFERENT FROM EACHOTHER YET APPEAL TO THE SAME AUDIENCE OF MOSTLY SCREAMING FEMALE FANS. WE HAVE OUR LONG IN THE TOOTH FORMER KING, USHER, OUR PROMISING NEW CROSSOVER PRODIGY: CHRIS BROWN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND ROBIN WELL REPRESENTIN BLUE EYED SOUL AND THE RELATIVELY NEW SINGER/SONG WRITER/RPODUCER NEYO. MANY DIFFERENT IMAGES, PERSONALITIES AND PERSONAS BUT ONLY ONE TOP SPOT. SO WHO IS IT???

WE’RE GONNA ROUND OFF THE TOP 3 FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE PINNACLE.

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WE LOVE ROBIN THICKE AND HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED HIS PROJECTS AND MUSIC BUT THE INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE HASN’T BEEN ENTIRELY EXCEPTING OF HIM. ROBIN IS WHAT MARVIN GAYE WOULD BE IF HE WERE REINCARNATED INTO THE BODY OF A 155 LB WHITE MAN BUT IT TAKES MORE THAN TALENT TO GET THE BLACK VOTE . ROBIN’S MUSIC IS DEEP, MEANINGFUL, SOULFUL AND REAL. HIS SONG WRITING IS HONEST AND SINCERE AND HIS VOICE HARKS TO THE R&B GREATS THAT CAME BEFORE HIM HE HAS FAILED TO REACH THE AUDIENCE HE’S MARKETED TO FULLY. ROBIN WANTS TO BE WHERE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS. HE WANTS TO BE EMBRACED BY THE BLACK MUSIC SCENE AND EXCEPTED DESPITE HIS COMPLEXION. UNFORTUNATELY HE HASN’T AXQUIRED THE TOOLS NELLY FURTADO, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND FERGIE USED TO GET IN THE DOOR . HE’S MADE US FEEL SOMETHING, HE’S MADE US LOVE HIS VOICE BUT HE HASN’T MADE US DANCE… THATS THE PROBLEM… GETTING URBAN CLUB SPINS IS VITAL TO A CROSSOVER ARTIST SUCCESS, IF YOU CAN MAKE THE URBAN COMMUNITY SHAKE THEY ASSES THEY WILL BUY YOUR SINGLES, RINGTONES AND MAYBE EVEN YOUR ALBUM INSTEAD OF DOWNLOADING IT AND LISTENING TO IT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS BECAUSE YOUR ALMOST BRITNEY SPEARS. HE NEEDS TO GO HOLLA AT TIMBERLAND, DARKCHILD OR SWIZZ BEATZ AND HAVE THEM SPIN UP A DANCE TRACK FOR HIM TO SPREAD THAT GOLDEN VOICE OVER. ONCE HE DOES THIS THEN JUSTIN, JOHN LEGEND AND EVEN NEYO WILL HAVE CAUSE FOR CONCERN BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW THE GAME IS SLEEPING ON MR. THICKE.

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AAAWWW YES JOHN LEGEND. WHEN HE’S NOT BUSY TAKING PICS WITH BREON DIAMOND JOHN WRITES, PRODUCES AND ARRANGING SOME GREAT MUSIC. HE’S BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS AND WORKED WITH EVERYONE FROM KANYE WEST AND ESTELLE TO COMMON, MARIAH CAREY AND THE GREAT LAURYN HILL. HE’S FEATURED IN THIS WEEKS “VIDEO OF THE WEEK” POST WHERE YOU CAN SEE HIM ACCOMPANYING KANYE AND SELENA JOHNSON ON KANYE’S SECOND SINGLE OFF HIS FIRST ALBUM “ALL FALLS DOWN” LIVE. JOHN HAS THE VOICE AD THE CHOPS TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST BUT HIS PROBLEM IS THE SAME AS ROBIN’S. HOWEVER, WITH HIS NEW TRACK “GREEN LIGHT” FEATURING ANDRE 3000 JOHN SHOWS MUCH PROMISE. HIS PAST ALBUMS HAVE BEEN ONSPRING BUT ON THE SAME EXCITEMENT LEVEL AS ELEVATOR MUSIC, WHICH WILL WIN A FEW GRAMMIES BUT WONT DO TOO MUCH FOR YOUR CREDIBLITY OR STATUS INTHE GAME. THIS NEW ALBUM “EVOLVER” MAY RIP THE HINGES OFF THIS OLD JOHN LEGEND IMAGE AND BRING HIM TO PLACE THATS MORE RELEVANT BUT ONE THING CAN’T BE DENIED:

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MR BROWN…. I KNO SOME OF Y’ALL GONNA TRIP BECAUSE I PLACED HIM HERE BUT TRY NOT TO THINK ABOUT THE MUSIC OR THE GIMICS OR THE DOUBLE MINT GUM COMMERICALS. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU FELT LIKE WHEN YOU HEARD HIS VOICE THE FIRST TIME A FEW YEARS AGO ON “RUN IT”. YEAAAAAA NOW YOU PROBABLY UNDERSTAND. CHRIS CHANNELS MICHAEL JACKSON AND TEVIN CAMPBELL VOCALLY. HIS VOICE IS AMAZING AND HIS RANGE IS MUCH HIGHER THAN THE TYPICAL MALE SINGER. HIS VOCALS CAN BLOW THE TWO MEN ABOVE OFF THE STAGE. CHRIS IS A URBAN DANCE POP ARTIST THATS DIPPING AND DAMBLING IN MAINSTREAM DANCE POP BUT THERE IS HOPE. HE’S VERY YOUNG, 18 OR 19 YEARS OLD AND WHEN YOU ARE SO YOUNG AND IN THE GAME MANY INFLUENCES, MANAGEMENT, PRODUCERS, LABEL HEADS EVEN PARENTS HAVE A SAY IN WHAT YOUR SOUND SHOULD BE AND WHAT DIRECTION SHOULD BE TAKEN. CLEARLY THEY’RE GOING FOR WHATS GOING TO MAKE THE MOST MONEY RIGHT NOW. I EXPECT HIM TO GROW OUT OF THE CONTROL OTHERS MAY HAVE OVER HIS CAREER AND PRODUCE A SERIOUS R&B ALBUM SOMETIME IN THE 20S (OH SH** WE GON HAVE ANOTHER 20S LOL). YEAH ITS A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HE PUTS THE BUBBLE GUM AWAY AND GETS REAL AND WE PERSONALLY CAN’T WAIT BECAUSE RIGHT NOT ALL HE CAN DO IS WATCH ROBIN, NEYO, JUSTIN AND JOHN EXCEPT GRAMMYS, BUT WHAT A VOICE!!!

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