Mary J. Blige and John Legend have a lot in common. The obvious similarity - both are incredibly successful R&B artists. However, one can apply that same connection to an almost endless number of storied figureheads within the genre.
It seems Pete Philly feels like he is always the outsider but he always makes us feel at home with his global mix of R&B, Hip Hop & Soul on stage or when we hear him on a track. His ability to mix sounds, rock the crowd and understand so many cultures is a testament to the power of a free flowing expression that could only be captured by music.