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John Legend

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"The all or nothing pursuit of excellence in sports or music is a tough ideal to have for a community. It's a distorted aspiration because the chances of success are so slim. So few will actually attain it while so many will dream about it. A lot of people feel that's the only way out, given our criminal justice system and our failing schools." John Legend, singer-songwriter