November 27, 2010

Estelle & John Legend – Freedom (Feat. Talib Kweli)


The gift turkey swooped in on Fri and let loose a free EP from Estelle and John Legend, Sing & Flow. The seven song EP contains retooled songs from both artists (including Freedom) and cool new collabs (Estelle and Legend go in on Jay Elec’s “Shiny Suit Theory”). “Freedom” has that early sort of Kanye sound, the sped-up soul samples, the laid back yet punchy drum tones and, yes, tones of of the Legend man. Despite no solo LP releases, 2010 has been kind to Ellen Degeneres’ favorite soul singer. (The Wake Up LP w/ The Roots, tracks with Magnetic Man, that pretty cool Arcade Fire cover, etc) Talib contributes a nice verse, and Estelle shines here too.

Estelle & John Legend – Freedom (Feat. Talib Kweli)
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Rating: 8.0


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