Switchin' it up for this edition of #OldSchoolSundays to some classic R&B from one John Stephens... better known today as John Legend. Yup, this video comes from a live performance in Philadelphia in 2002 when Legend went by his real name of John Stephens (the story of how he got the name John Legend was from J. Ivy, in fact. He told us that story and it's pretty crazy... we'll have him tell it to you pretty soon..!)
Anyway, it is amazing to look back at the roots of Legend's superb live performances, plus his early career look with that fresh 'fro. But why "Stay With You"? Well, the song has long been a favorite of mine on Legend's debut album, Get Lifted, but it took extra meaning for me today as it was the fitting soundtrack to a sand ceremony at a wedding I attended. You see, I'm 25 now and today was the first wedding I went to for someone my age. Without going into too much detail, it was a fun college reunion up in Minnesota but I definitely felt an extra kick into adulthood by witnessing my two friends, that are my age, tie the knot. Great feeling though, and what a perfect day!
I also happened to have the presence of mind to Vine this moment of "Stay With You" at the wedding today (and yes, I'm as fully obsessed with the new social media app as the rest of the industry now... so follow us @gowherehiphop ..!). So take a quick look-see at that as well below!