More dope tracks and videos are coming out from this collaboration which is just fine by me. Above we’ve got the group covering the Bill Withers classic and below we’ve got two new tracks, including this awesome remix put together by J. Period:
With John Legend & The Roots joining forces to propel political songs like Ernie Hines’ “Our Generation” back into mainstream popularity, it was only fitting for J.Period to reunite the group that first sampled Hines’ on their seminal ’92 single “Straighten It Out”—artists from an era when hip hop carried its own social message—Pete Rock & CL Smooth. Back together on wax for the first time in 7 years, Pete & CL are in rare form on “Our Generation (J.Period Remix),” spitting conscious lyrics that remind us of hip hop’s potential to move not only our feet, but our spirit.
John Legend & The Roots – Our Generation (Remix Feat. Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
John Legend & The Roots – Shine
Download link after the cut as well as the video for Shine.