The Roots and John Legend, “Our Generation” MP3



Yesterday we posted the first jam from The Roots and John Legend's album of social protest songs, Wake Up. Today, we have the second! "Our Generation" is a cover of Ernie Hines' song of the same name. And though he's less of a ’70s household name than "Wake Up"'s Harold Melvin, he's still a hell of a songwriter. You can ask Pete Rock, who sampled the original for "Straighten it Out." The Roots and John Legend's version seems no less ripe for reworking with its heavy foundation and extra tra-la-ing backups. Straighten it out!

Download: The Roots and John Legend, "Our Generation" MP3

The Roots and John Legend, “Our Generation” MP3