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John Legend

John Legend, is an American soul singer, songwriter, and pianist. He has won six Grammy Awards.  Born John Stephens, Legend was a child prodigy who grew up in Ohio, where[…]

Some one-hit wonders stand the test of time, too, says John Legend.

Question: Whose music will stand the test of time?

 

John Legend:  I think Kanye [West] is making great music. I think RadioHead is making great music. I think Jay-Z is making great music. I think Lupe Fiasco is making great music.

There’s a range of artists that I think are really doing what I what I try to do, and that is try to push the boundaries; try to make something special; try to make something with artistic integrity that is cool, and fresh, and new. And those artists I respect.

 

Recorded on: Jan 29, 2008