Give Him The Night Light

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To say Teddy Ruxpin John Legend is boring is like saying Michael Jackson is only a little pale. How can you look like you’re overdue for an afternoon nap during a party scene? Or better yet, why do I think people that have been dead for five years probably have more energy in them right now than John Legend has in this video?

Thank God for Andre 3000 for pumping a little life into this video. If I didn’t know any better, based on energy levels, I’d say Andre 3000 was John Legend’s grandson. If he’s not John Legend’s grandson, he must be kin to Sammy Davis Jr. because dammit if Dre doesn’t look like one of his impersonators.

While I do like the song a lot, it seems as if John Legend is going for a sound that probably won’t work for him sales wise. This is someone who quietly moved a million units of his sophomore album without any major radio hit. Yet he comes back with a single that’s clearly intended to push him more as a commercial artist.

Here’s a thought: For all of those R&B acts pinning for a pop hit, most of them don’t sell any albums.

Why do so many people break the winning formula?

By the way: I noticed John Legend trimmed down on the facial hair. I guess his model girlfriend makes for a better beard.

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