Okayplayer extraordinaire John Legend performed his song “Best You Ever Had” with Ludacris on 106 & Park yesterday (bootlegged Flatbush Avenue-style above, no proper video yet), and in an extensive backstage interview he touched on a number of OKP news-worthy topics. In addition to floating (or at least not ruling out) the possibility of a collaborative project with Rick Ross, Legend took the time to defend his G.O.O.D. music comrade Kanye West on the point of POTUS Barack Obama‘s “jackass” comments, as well as updating us on his own LP (due in September) and the overall G.O.O.D. music program, including the compilation, Q-Tip‘s signing and the involvement of 2 Chainz. Find some of the relevant quotes below (via RU) and get the interview in video form after the jump.
On the G.O.O.D. Music LP:
The camp is growing. Every week there’s like a new person added, but I believe Q-Tip just signed on and we got a great crew of people. I was the first one in that crew, so I’m honored to be a founding member. I’ve done a few hooks for the album and everybody’s putting in verses.
On working with Rick Ross:
If we compiled all the joints we did together, it would almost be a Best of Both Worlds album. I think something about his voice and my voice, they’re both very rich in their tone, and we both like that kinda music that’s hard, but it’s still really luxurious and lush at the same time.
On President Obama’s “jackass” comment:
Kanye is my friend and he’s never treated me like a jackass. He’s one of the most talented artists we know in this generation and I feel very fortunate to be able to work with him.
spotted at RU