It’s hard to tell what the final outcome is going to sound like when different artists merge together for a full length project. If “The Fire” or “Doin It Again” from How I Got Over are any indication then this new effort should be something special. The fusion between John Legend and The Roots appears to be seamlessly  natural and what you get when you pair a six-time Grammy award recipient with arguably one of the best hip-hop/jazz bands is a recipe for more prized hardware. Here’s a glimpse of them together performing “Hard Times ft. Black Thought” live in the studio. This is a great display of all musical elements feeding energy off one another to make a great record. Preview the singles below and make sure to grab this collaborative album on September 21st when it hits stores and iTunes.

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John Legend & The Roots – Hard Times ft. Black Thought

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John Legend & The Roots – Shine

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