John Legend Breaks Down The Originals (That Inspired Wake Up!)

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By: VIBE / September 21, 2010

Mike James Kirkland “Hang on In There”

 

 

Musically it’s dope because it goes through several beats and progressions it’s a longer song but it goes through musical ideas. Lyrically it kinda talks about subject matter in the album. What are you going to do to make things better? What does it mean to American? I think it works really well with the albums.

 


 

 

Ernie Hines “Our Generation”

 

 

Many people have never heard this song but they have heard the sample. The most famous use is by Pete Rock and CL Smooth (“They Reminisce Over You”). We went back to the original.