Live It Up

Album: Get Lifted (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is a commentary about people who once had to struggle financially, but now after reaching some professional goals, they don't have to struggle anymore.
  • Oprah Winfrey has said this is her favorite song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nikki - Chicago, IL, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Nikki from Chicago, IlMiri Ben-Ari, the Hip-Hop Violinist and Tarrey Torae, one half of the duo "J. Torae" are special guests on this song. Tarrey Torae's husband, J. Ivy (who is the other half of J. Torae) gave John Stephens the name "John Legend" because he has a style like the legends of old such as: Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and Donnie Hathaway. J. Ivy is also a poet best known for being on Def Poetry Jam and on Kanye West's first album "The College Dropout".
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