VIBE Premiere: José James ‘Simply Beautiful (1 Mic 1 Take)’ (Video)


If you’ve been snoozing on jazz-meets-hip-hop singer José James, consider this your wake-up call. The Minneapolis-bred singer — whose January LP No Beginning No End was a breezy, critically hailed bang to open 2013 — arms himself with a mic, guitar and Yankee fitted (on tilt) and masterfully covers Al Green’s classic, “Simply Beautiful.” Check out the premiere of the video above.