Charles Bradley - Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP)

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N8so&So : Everyone thinks he's sweating, but it's just his entire body crying.

Michael Bowe : We all know Mr. Bradley is great, but let's take a minute to appreciate that absolutely filthy guitarist

Mauri Outis : Why is it so hard To make it in America I try so hard To make it in America A land with milk and honey A land supposed to be built with love It take love and understanding To live and let live I was born in Gainesville Florida I traveled far and wide Then I moved to Brooklyn, New York Had hard times, for sometime I hold on Why is it so hard To make it in America I try so hard To make it in America So I said to myself Look like nothing gonna change I got to move away from here I went to upstate New York A little town they call Poughkeepsie Got me a job To get away from all this stress But I couldn't get away No matter how far I went Look like nothing gonna change Everything still remained the same Why is it so hard To make it in America I try so hard To make it in America We gotta make a change, in America Help me somebody

Christopher Yan : I found out the day that Charles passed away was the same day my relationship ended and listening to him again made me not want to hurt myself or give up. Rest in peace sir, you did well.

timetraveler Scully : How can this song have 9.5M views??? With all the crap out there these days getting over 500M WTF is wrong with all of u?? Rip Mr.Bradley

Just a guy on YT : when you see a black singer sweating in the thumbnail, you know its gon' be good!!

Linus Martin : What a man. Envious of anyone who ever had the chance to see him live.

MOO :P : I had a chance to meet Mr. Bradley once. He made an impression, that's for sure. Put his arm around me and just started talking like we were old friends. Actually, he had come to sit in with another legend (Fred Thomas) and he was several hours late. He showed up toward the end of the set at, like, 2 AM. He got on the stage and within 30 seconds the crowd was in the palm of his hand. He sang 2 or 3 songs and then hopped of stage and just started mingling with the 20 or so people left. His performance was epic. He was obviously drunk but he just radiated sexual energy as he sang and danced. I left with the impression that he was just the nicest, most humble and supremely talented dude. I always wished I had hung around later that night because I knew the guys in the band and I'm sure I could have REALLY got to hang with Mr. Bradley.

Vitor Vianna : Alguem do Brasil, a nao ser eu?🎶❤

John Rambo : Someone needs to give that drummer a hug. Or a slap.

Irene Camarena : He could sing the ingredients off a cereal box. And scream out the portion sizes and I'd be all ears in!!!!👏👏👏

Peppy lamato : 0:30 to 0:37 --- Charles gives a look of pure appreciation, he's so thankful that people are out to see him, it's so sweet and humbling to see the appreciation in his face and eyes! RIP! Legend!

PatrioticPirate : I have never heard of Charles Bradley until today, 24Sep'17. I knew of him not even ONE DAY he walked this Earth. I KNOW I MISSED SOMETHING... rip Mr Charles Bradley.

crunchb3rry : Still kinda processing the loss of Tom Petty, but remembered Charles Bradley. Who died a short while back. He reminds me of Junior Kimbrough. Two guys with raw talent that found their success way too late in life to appropriately enjoy it. That's the harsh truth about life. That there's no schedule for your milestones. Craziest thing: Tom and Charles were almost the same age, both born in Gainesville.

Lorenzo Sanchez : Got that Otis Redding feel!

gxstv : Algum brasileiro? Se tiver tmj, seu gosto musical é ótimo!

1990hennesy : I’m grown ass man, and this song makes me cry almost every time I listen to it..

Lewis Jones : Pain makes the man, and Charles is the man

Chris Boylan : That is soul, baby!

Aksel : I saw him 2 years ago, I didn’t réalise my luck then... Rest In Peace and just keep rockin’ on sir ! 🙏

Kathy H : me when i see how much college tuition costs

NINETOFIVE : Rest in peace Charles.

Gio Amorim : I love this video so much but the lack of black people on the audience make me SO fucking sad. May you rest in peace Mr. Bradley, love and respect from Brazil.

Charles Anderson : 😭 R.I.P. I hate the fact that I discovered your music after your death.

Alessandro Landi : My Hero, ciao from Italy

Nathan Kt : Waiting the death of a legend to discover his discography, what a terrible mistake i've made.

Cameron : RIP Charles. What a voice. The true definition of talent. A bright star in a world of fake and artificial artists.

Darth Faded : You finally had it going for yourself, and then you leave us with not nearly enough of your beautiful songs to fill this rotten world with love & peace. May your soul rest in peace bradly, your music means alot to me and i am sure it does for many others around the globe. Rest in peace brother

Floren : Rest in peace, brother

J T : Holy shit!!!how did I not know about this man???

Liance : Rest in peace, Mr. Bradley. Despite your suffering you exhibited true, unbridled love to the world.

Jim Jones : R.I.P. Charles I only became a recant fan after your passing after seeing your cover of Changes by a big fan of Sabbath I can truly say he made it his, and now I'm a big fan of his music 👌😔

CARnnoisseur : Google should use this video as the definition of soul music. Damn!

Guilherme Macedo : Almost 5 months and i still mising you, Rest in peace mrs Bradley.

Niccolo Feri : This makes me proud to be a human.

Lindsey Grace Williams : I MISS HIM SO MUCH IT HURTS INSIDE!! :(

Austin Elder Montoya : I don't know if it's the alcohol still running through me but I had intense goosebumps the whole video. I think I just experienced soul.

Jacob Verleun : Wish I could've seen him live before his passing

xoen6 : 1k of negative comments? Really? This IS beautiful person, wtf is wrong with you.

Jake Michael : First note that comes out of his mouth and I'm hooked

Pexra59 : he's one of the most underrated singers of all time, such a shame he's dead

Igor M. : R.I.P. Charles Bradley

duckduckmoose : I've never enjoyed this type of music and I never really felt the emotion behind these type of songs, except for Charles Bradley. I'm not saying there isn't emotion behind the other songs just for me personally Charles perfectly translates the feeling and emotion both visually and through song. It's ashamed this beautiful man won't deliver anymore powerful performances but it's really wonderful we got to witness him doing that while he was here.

bis mark : Just discovered this song.. wished I'd heard it earlier. Year just begun.. Am determine by the end of the year 2019. I'll be prosperous. This song will inspire me everyday 😇🙏🏾

Juanjo Monserrat : i think the drummer was thinking about murdering the trumpet player after the show

rv remy : He come's here, in France , in la Roche sur yon , in France. What a chance. I saw him, i feel his voice, his soul. A beautiful man! Mon coeur est rempli de cette soirée. Mecri Charles, où que tu sois, tu es avec moi.

Renato Schmidt : Mr. Bradley I feel so sad to know that you died...I didn't know untill now. I've been listening to this song for over 3 years now, and even though I knew you had cancer, only today did I finally read that you died. So I felt like writing this comment in your memory, to let you know that I love your music so much, and that it doesn't matter how many times I watch this performance f yours, I always get goosebumps. Your talent was truly something else, and I feel robbed since death took you away, with your career only starting. You lived through so much difficulty, sadness, doubts, and you could write a million songs about all those feelings inside you, and sing them for us with that incredible voice...but now, we get no more Charles Bradley. Death is certainly a waste.

Adrian Reyes : Rest In Power. The answer to the question is racism & capitalism.

Vini M. : He sang from heart and soul. RIP.

Freddy G : I hate it so much when people go to performances and just record on their phones. I also hate people who complain about things they hate. I also hate hypocrisy.