by John Legend
Released: Dec 2004
Label: Getting Out Our Dreams/Sony Urban Music/Columbia
John Legend may not be famous, but he's been all over the Top 40 for years, having worked with Lauryn Hill, Kanye West and Jay-Z, to name a few. Get Lifted, his first proper release, is an infectious cross between old school soul, modern radio rap, and the kind of neo-pop/hip-hop Outkast nailed with "Hey Ya."