John Legend: Get Lifted
As cliché as it may sound, a true legend was born with the release of Legends debut, Get Lifted. His sultry lyrics and somewhat gruff vocals combined with jazz piano, hip-hop beats, Latin-flavored horns and real-life stories make for some serious lip-smackin R&B.
It doesnt hurt that West produced the album and co-wrote a number of tracks. Or that Legend worked with Lauryn Hill on her multi-platinum Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Or that hes a damn good-looking man with solid roots.
None of that really matters when you get down to the music. And then its all about John Legend.