Lecrae “Welcome To America”

Lecrae’s Anomaly has reached its next level of post-promotion as Lecrae drops a powerful video for the tri-perspective “Welcome To America” and also performs “All I Need Is You” on GMA. If you need a break from Kendrick’s lyrics this month, revisit Lecrae’s album. Both of these videos should reel ya in.

“‘Welcome to America’ is a special song because I think everyone has a unique perspective on America,” Lecrae explained to MTV. “I wrote the song from three different perspectives, so there’s three different people who have different perspectives of what America is.”

“You’ve got a guy who’s from one community, another guy from a completely different community and then you’ve got a person who’s not from America and [it’s] their perspective on what America is. Everyone sees it differently, through different lenses, and it makes us stake a step back and look at ourselves.”

Common & John Legend “Glory” on GMA

The first Monday work day of the new year started off in inspiring fashion today as Common and John Legend hit Good Morning America with the first ever performance of “Glory”, their contribution to the new ‘Selma’ movie.

The longtime friends and collaborators suited up for the occasion and brought a mini-orchestra along that added another level to the performance. It was beautiful, with Legend on the keys as well and Common even vibing to the instrumentation when he wasn’t rapping. A feel-good, empowering performance under a good setting with New Yorkers looking on behind them.

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Good Morning America! Embrace the mornin "Glory" @johnlegend @selmamovie

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50 Cent on Good Morning America

This morning, 50 Cent took over Good Morning America to talk about everything that’s keeping him busy lately… and it’s a lot. He explained writing the concepts for the Animal Ambition album around prosperity, his upcoming acting gigs (with some big-name A-listers), even some Miley Cyrus, and of course… that opening pitch.

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A fantastic chart on ceremonial first pitch locations inspired after 50 Cent. Look at Snoop with the strike…

 

Also in the video above, watch 50’s full performance from Central Park (cool setting) as he’s flanked by Trey Songz for “Smoke”, the classic “In Da Club”, “Big Rich Town” with Joe, and “Just A Lil Bit”. Good theatrics and energy from Fif & Co.

Finally… if there’s one 50 Cent related item you should check out in this post, sit down with this great GQ feature on 50 Cent: the life coach. Yeah, the life coach. You’d be surprised at what you can learn from Fif in this unique piece and I came away with an even greater respect for him after reading.