“Performing Arcade Fire‘s hit single at Terminal 5 in New York City, September 23, 2010. “Wake Up” was the fifth and final single released from the Arcade Fire’s debut album, Funeral. Directed by Spike Lee. Part of UNSTAGED, an original series from American Express.”
John Legend and The Roots’ new album Wake Up! is in stores now!
“We already know all too well about ?uestlove‘s nerdish tendencies when it comes to music – the man is a walking Encyclopedia, with a wealth of musical knowledge most mortals would be unable to retain. Now the man of many talents will try his hand at a book, combining his headful of music factoids with real life stories, celebrity encounters, and thoughts on life written in his signature stream-of-consciousness style. Even better is the tentative working title, “Mommy, What’s A Questlove?” (Grand Central Publishing) – props to the first OKPer to reveal that reference in the comments. There’s no word yet on the release date for this book (we’re told it might be a long deadline – over a year to be sure), but I, for one, am thrilled to know that it’s in the works.” –OkayPlayer
The Billboard issue seen above is available now! John Legend & The Roots’ Wake Up also in stores now!
“John Legend and The Roots got together with J.Period for the official Wake Up! mixtape. Below is the first release from Wake Up! Radio. Artwork by Fuse Green. Pre-order Wake Up!here. J.Period will be taking his act on the road with Black Thought as “The J.Period Live Mixtape” travels to Toronto for the Manifesto Festival on Sept. 26th.” –NahRight
“John Legend and The Legendary Roots Crew remake Baby Huey’s song that has spawned so many notable hip-hop samples, with Black Thought spitting on this one. There’s a video for an in-studio performance of this song too. Wake Up! drops Sept. 21st.” –NahRight