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Legacy - R&B prodigy's self-titled album free on FrostWire under Creative Commons

Legacy: Lagacy

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We have a star on the rise for you here! Danny “Legacy” Mcbride is a very talented New York artist with a broad musical range. His sound is a fusion of R&B, Pop, Jazz, sometimes even Gospel & Rock. He’s been producing local artists since he was twelve years old, taught himself how to play piano at five and sang ever since he could speak. He has written or co-written all of the songs on this self-titled album and then spent countless hours of recording and producing to bring it to perfection. Some of the songs on Legacy’s album feature two of his good friends and studio partners: Critical, who is both a lyricist and a rapper, and G-dub, who is also a producer.

UPDATE: Legacy’s song “I wanna be your everything” was included on FrostWire FrostClick 2009 Compilation Album Volume 1 celebrating the first 1,000,000 downloads of 2009.

With his great ear for music, soft tenor voice and amazing producing skills, this 21-year old has all he needs to make it big! He’s already producing songs and selling beats to up and coming artists and just recently he has formed a pop/rock/alternative band named “Jerico Kane” with two friends from U.K.

Take a look at him singing a capella with his buddies!


We’ve asked Legacy some questions about his creative process, influences and the music industry. Here are some excerpts:

FC: What’s your songwriting process?
Legacy: My song writing process starts by me making a beat that was inspired by a situation or a sound, and then coming up with the melodies to the beat. I usually hum the melodies with random words, until the words start to write themselves. I may get one of my friends (Reggie “Critical” Brown or Glenn “G–Dub” Williams) to help me with the wording because it usually makes it easier for me, as I’ve made the beat, came up with the melodies, arranged the song and produced it.

FC: What are your musical and non-musical influences?
Legacy: My musical and non-musical influences vary. Non-musical things that influence me are the dark and light of life, my desire to become something great and my family. I have way too many musical influences to name. I listen to anything and everything that sounds good to me – from R&B, Pop, Gospel, Rock, Electronica, Electro, Experimental etc. People like Michael Jackson and Prince seem to be everyone’s influences growing up (and Michael was mine too), but I grew up also admiring artist and musicians such as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, James Hall (who is a talented gospel musician), Kenny G and many other talented jazz artists. I would also like to name a few producers that I’ve always admired and I’m still influenced by: Timbaland, Pharell Williams, Chad Hugo, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Quincy Jones and Kanye West.

FC: What type of recording process did you use?
Legacy: I honestly usually record and produce myself, as crazy as it sounds. I usually like to record the chorus first, because its the most prominent part of a song, then I’ll record the verses and bridge and etc. I run in and out of the recording booth pressing the record, stop, and start button, simultaneously mixing and arranging the song as I go along.

FC: What are you thoughts on Creative Commons licensing?
Legacy: CC licensing is a great resource as it allows the artist to give the freedom and rights to let others know what you allow them to do with your songs. Its a creation of stability and freedom for up and coming musicians and artist.

FC: What’s your outlook on the record industry today?
Legacy: My outlook on the record industry today… There is a pool of artist, mainly in R&B and Hip-Hop, that are using the same formulas to make hits. I don’t believe people are making music that they want to be making anymore. I think many artist have become afraid to take risks and propose new and innovative music.

Legacy has always expressed the desire for his music to be heard all around the world and he wants you to share the album with as many friends as you can – download, burn it, pass it on! He’s even licensed Legacy under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives license so there is no question whether or not you can freely (and legally!) distribute it, use it as background music in your student movie or even play on commercial radio stations – just mention his name, that’s it – its all free.

Legacy is craving your feedback, so please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below and let us know what you think!

Software used to produce this record
Legacy told us he uses Sonar 7.0 and FL Studio for the drum patterns. To record he uses Nuendo 3.


Related Links:
Legacy on MySpace
Follow Legacy on Twitter
Legacy on YouTube
Legacy on imeem.com
Legacy on SoundClick.com
Legacy on MyBeatShop.com

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84 Responses to “Legacy: Lagacy”

  1. June 04, 2009 at 9:38 pm, Danny Mcbride said:

    http://bit.ly/V91x6 Show some love and support my free album! 42,759 downloads so far!

  2. June 05, 2009 at 3:01 am, Kelli Jones said:

    Yo’ I loving that!!!! You have a very unique voice…I could listen 2 u sing all day!!! Wish u nuthin’ but the best!!!

  3. June 04, 2009 at 11:01 pm, Kelli Jones said:

    Yo’ I loving that!!!! You have a very unique voice…I could listen 2 u sing all day!!! Wish u nuthin’ but the best!!!

  4. June 05, 2009 at 3:02 am, Kelli Jones said:

    I meant Yo’ I’m loving that!!!

  5. June 04, 2009 at 11:02 pm, Kelli Jones said:

    I meant Yo’ I’m loving that!!!

  6. June 05, 2009 at 1:32 pm, Misty Wilson said:

    Your music i love it
    And it would be nice to meet you <3:D

  7. June 05, 2009 at 9:32 am, Misty Wilson said:

    Your music i love it
    And it would be nice to meet you <3:D

  8. June 05, 2009 at 1:48 pm, Johnny Diego said:

    Cliche! Can’t anyone do anything original anymore? Is there someone out there that has a sound no one has yet heard?

  9. June 05, 2009 at 9:48 am, Johnny Diego said:

    Cliche! Can’t anyone do anything original anymore? Is there someone out there that has a sound no one has yet heard?

  10. June 05, 2009 at 2:01 pm, mrz_liz said:

    I’m feeling it…altough I’m normally into rap and not R&B you got my attention….

  11. June 05, 2009 at 10:01 am, mrz_liz said:

    I’m feeling it…altough I’m normally into rap and not R&B you got my attention….

  12. June 05, 2009 at 9:57 am, FrostClick said:

    Legacy promotion ends now after 1 week with 45,500 downloads http://bit.ly/V91x6 @Legacy_ Way to go

  13. June 05, 2009 at 11:31 pm, Carmen San'Diego said:

    I just got off my arse and downloaded your CD hun, my bad for being late on this but I dont dig Frostwire like that. Anyways good luck w/ your promotion DANNY :) lol

  14. June 05, 2009 at 7:31 pm, Carmen San'Diego said:

    I just got off my arse and downloaded your CD hun, my bad for being late on this but I dont dig Frostwire like that. Anyways good luck w/ your promotion DANNY :) lol

  15. June 06, 2009 at 12:29 am, tina said:

    i like it i mostly like rap more than r&b and your pretty

  16. June 05, 2009 at 8:29 pm, tina said:

    i like it i mostly like rap more than r&b and your pretty

  17. June 07, 2009 at 3:22 am, Branden HaZe said:

    Yo it’s ya Boy Branden HaZe coming from Legacy’s hometown Newburgh, New York! Yo i’ve know this dudes for a couple of years now,and all i have to say is this brotha has talent! Keep doing it for the burgh and you passion of music…

  18. June 06, 2009 at 11:22 pm, Branden HaZe said:

    Yo it’s ya Boy Branden HaZe coming from Legacy’s hometown Newburgh, New York! Yo i’ve know this dudes for a couple of years now,and all i have to say is this brotha has talent! Keep doing it for the burgh and you passion of music…

  19. June 07, 2009 at 7:28 am, Stephen Davis said:

    I like the album a lot I as well can sing and enjoy hearing something new, keep it up and hopefully you guys get bigg!!

  20. June 07, 2009 at 3:28 am, Stephen Davis said:

    I like the album a lot I as well can sing and enjoy hearing something new, keep it up and hopefully you guys get bigg!!

  21. June 08, 2009 at 4:05 am, Danny "legacy" McBride said:

    trust me dude i no what you mean by the cliche thing, most of the music on this album is a year old, excluding ‘my bloody valentine and on fire which examplifies my new found sound and identity not trying to be like anyone as thats expressed mostly through the songs you’ve heard, so i understand, i totally hate the cliche thing so my future music won’t at all fall into anyones category ha!!!

  22. June 08, 2009 at 12:05 am, Danny "legacy" McBride said:

    trust me dude i no what you mean by the cliche thing, most of the music on this album is a year old, excluding ‘my bloody valentine and on fire which examplifies my new found sound and identity not trying to be like anyone as thats expressed mostly through the songs you’ve heard, so i understand, i totally hate the cliche thing so my future music won’t at all fall into anyones category ha!!!

  23. June 08, 2009 at 4:46 am, Sharolyn said:

    Yes its good,and I am a singer too and I have an ear for good music you will go far in ths business,,,,

  24. June 08, 2009 at 12:46 am, Sharolyn said:

    Yes its good,and I am a singer too and I have an ear for good music you will go far in ths business,,,,

  25. June 11, 2009 at 12:59 am, $Ms.Thickniss$ said:

    OMFG HE IS SO FUCKN KOO I FUCKN LOVE YO MUSIC BUD HAHA I STAY SLAPIN YO SHIID

  26. June 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm, $Ms.Thickniss$ said:

    OMFG HE IS SO FUCKN KOO I FUCKN LOVE YO MUSIC BUD HAHA I STAY SLAPIN YO SHIID

  27. June 12, 2009 at 2:15 pm, samantha said:

    i like it sounds really good

  28. June 12, 2009 at 10:15 am, samantha said:

    i like it sounds really good

  29. June 14, 2009 at 6:30 am, Higuain said:

    It’s absolutely magnificent to hear. I love your music so bad.

  30. June 14, 2009 at 2:30 am, Higuain said:

    It’s absolutely magnificent to hear. I love your music so bad.

  31. September 27, 2009 at 2:03 am, Alex said:

    Feeling the music
    ya'll got it

  32. December 18, 2009 at 10:18 am, FrostClick said:

    RT @frostclick Legacy R&B prodigys self-titled album free on FrostWire under Creative Commons | FrostClick.com http://bit.ly/49TIGm

  33. July 05, 2010 at 4:47 pm, binbag said:

    yes yes yes!

  34. July 05, 2010 at 8:47 pm, binbag said:

    yes yes yes!

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