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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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  • Kelli Jones

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

  • Kelli Jones

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

  • Kelli Jones

    I meant Yo’ I’m loving that!!!

  • Kelli Jones

    I meant Yo’ I’m loving that!!!

  • Misty Wilson

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

  • Misty Wilson

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

  • Johnny Diego

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

  • Johnny Diego

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

  • mrz_liz

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

  • mrz_liz

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • tina

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

  • tina

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

  • Branden HaZe

    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…

  • Branden HaZe

    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…

  • Stephen Davis

    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!!

  • Stephen Davis

    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!!

  • Danny “legacy” McBride

    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!!!

  • Danny “legacy” McBride

    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!!!

  • Sharolyn

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

  • Sharolyn

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

  • $Ms.Thickniss$

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

  • $Ms.Thickniss$

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

  • samantha

    i like it sounds really good

  • samantha

    i like it sounds really good

  • Higuain

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

  • Higuain

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

  • Alex

    Feeling the music
    ya'll got it

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  • binbag

    yes yes yes!

  • binbag

    yes yes yes!