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Legend in the Makingnew

As a teenager, John Legend was already recording with Lauryn Hill. Seven years later, he's only gotten bigger.
Dallas Observer  |  Michael Roberts  |  08-15-2005  |  Reviews

Anything but Ordinarynew

Classics that will be added to the Great American Songbook are far and few between. John Legend’s “Ordinary People” from his 2004 album Get Lifted may achieve that status.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Makkada B. Selah  |  07-13-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Old-School R&B with a Flourishnew

Sounding like a raspier Stevie Wonder or a less tormented David Ruffin, Legend resists the temptation to indulge in flashy vocal acrobatics and over-the-top emoting, preferring instead to serve the songs. Also reviewed is Destroyer's Notorious Lightning and Other Works.
Illinois Times  |  Rene Spencer Saller  |  02-11-2005  |  Reviews

Piano-driven R&B Tunes Have Dash of Hip-Hopnew

Vocalist/pianist John Legend appears to be on a mission to slip more classic and serious sounds onto the plate of pop music by delivering them with a heaping serving of hot beats.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Carlton Hargro  |  01-06-2005  |  Reviews

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