Listen to John Legend’s new song, “Dope”

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Surprise, surprise! John Legend just dropped a new song … and right on time for the nice weather, it could very well turn into the song of the summer. 

Legend released the upbeat, catchy track “Dope,” featuring Atlanta rapper J.I.D, on Wednesday, marking the first single off the EGOT winner’s upcoming album. 

“I’m so thrilled to be releasing new music,” Legend said in the official announcement. “The past year or so has been so exciting for me creatively. I have been writing and collaborating with some of the most talented people in music, and we have some great new material to share with the world.” He continued, “‘Dope’ is one of my favorites. I love the energy of the song. I loved collaborating with my gifted co-writers and producers, and J.I.D is one of my favorite emerging artists in hip-hop. I hope the song can be a part of people’s soundtrack for this summer.”

The new song comes on the heels of the sold-out first run of Legend’s new Las Vegas residency, Love in Las Vegas, and just a month before he heads to Washington, D.C., to host the 2022 Something in the Water music festival. 

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