Up Next- Legs

At what point did it become so cool to “dumb it down” and not care about things deeper in life?  At one point the men and women who spoke about the realness of life were respected.  We didn’t assume they were fake or just trying to get put on.  Their care came from the inspiration of people before them, the leaders who were dedicated to uplifting people and setting them on a better path.  Say what you will about whether they are just trying to get looking eyes and listening ears, ask yourself: Is their message true or not?  Are they looking at things with a focused lens, or just spouting off the same basic things we always hear about being righteous?  With all of this fast food music, there comes a point where you need something more healthy and nurturing.  What you put into your body has a direct effect on you just like what you put into your mind.  What has a more direct hold on your mind than music?

For those looking for something deeper, I offer you Los Angeles emcee: Legs.

Formally named Legacy, he changed it to Legs.  I first spotted him while I was in grad school at UCLA.  I hadn’t formally spoken to him at length, but most of the time I saw him he was working with an after-school youth group that taught the fundamentals of Hip Hop.  I saw him a few times with young teens walking around campus.  I even helped put on a  concert on campus and somehow, he already had connections to make sure the kids met the band after they performed.  His determination and leadership was very apparent to me without us ever having a conversation.  The other cats I knew that were friends with him could vouch for him.  Soon enough I found out he knew a large bunch of the talented musicians and poets in the Los Angeles underground including Jimetta Rose, and the homie Kampaign.

Legs does not beat around the bush in his music.  He even makes mention of the words many “deep” musicians hear when their stuff is “too deep” or “too Black” or “too militant”.  Things like that often seem to scare people.  But regardless of that, Legs is determined to bring you his thoughts.  As many people say “People don’t buy what you do, but why you do it.”  Legs is not another cat just trying to get on as a hustle.  This is something he cares about and refuses to steer in another direction.  Some may call it stubborn, but I call it integrity.

Check out the sights and sounds below.  He has two albums both for free!  You can’t cant lose here.
His newest album “Journeyman” dropped today! Check out more of his bio here:
http://www.iamnappy.com/nappy-nation-artists/legs/

Contact Info
Email: legs2010@gmail.com
Phone: (323) 605-5817

Journeyman- LEGS from Nappy Nation on Vimeo.

Check out his joint with Jimetta Rose “We Choose You”

Here’s his latest project,  Journeyman

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2 comments

  • 09/01/2010 at 6:16 pm //

    Love the LEGS album! So refreshing to hear an artist that isn’t afraid to be true to himself. Look forward to hearing more from this dude. Thanx for putting me up on game MERC80!

  • 09/12/2010 at 1:31 am //

    WOW, I DID NOT KNOW THAT THEY HAVE A “TRUE” BROTHER WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO STAND UP AND TELL THE “TRUTH” AND DOES NOT HAVE TO USE PROFANITY TO GET HIS POINT ACROSS! I CAN TELL HIS HEART IS TRUE AND HE IS ALLOWING THE “ANCESTORS” TO FLOW WITHIN HIS SOUL.

    I’M GLAD YOU WENT TO COLLEGE BUT NEVER SACRIFICED THE REAL MAN THAT YOU ARE!! WISHING YOU MUCH ABUNDANCE AND CONTINUE TO SEEK THE “KINGDOM OF GOD”

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