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John Legend is one of the most talented artists of our generation. In addition to being an award winning songwriter, father and husband he also has his own production company. Get Lifted Film Company has a number of major projects in the works including a new deal with Sony Pictures TV.

At his core John Legend is an activist who believes in empowering individuals to challenge established norms. John has partnered with AXE to redefine what is means to be a man. Through the AXE Senior Orientation program, John has mentored high school students at Centennial High School in Columbus, OH.

When it comes to chasing your dreams, John offered up some advice. To quote John: “You have to try. You never going to know if you don’t try.”

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with John Legend for an exclusive one-on-one interview to discuss how he got started in the business, his current projects and the amazing work that he’s doing with AXE.

Press play below to take in my interview with the talented John Legend.

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Axe