Hittin' you guys with a couple of new late night TV performances. First, we rewind it to last night on Fallon with Talib Kweli as he performed the new single "Come Here". With Miguel on the single's hook but not available to join him on stage, Kweli calls in old friend/collaborator Bilal to handle the hook duties. It's always a soulful time with these two so be sure to peep this one above.
And tonight, Snoop Dogg (Lion? Still not sure which one to use...) had a father-daughter moment bringing on Cori B. to perform "No Guns Allowed" from his new album, Reincarnated, which is only slated to sell a tender 17-19K in its first week. If you missed Letterman tonight, watch below.
2013 is already a great year with this news. In fact, we previously posted Common's appearance on Carson Daly where he revealed an upcoming EP and mixtape, but in tonight's interview on Jimmy Fallon, in addition to promoting his upcoming movie LUV, the actor/rapper put some dates to those two upcoming projects of that latter occupation... AND the date for his next album.
NEW EP: this month.
NEW (and first ever) Mixtape: April
NEW album: September
I think this GIF (the first of 3 I got for you tonight, so scroll below) sums up my, and your, thoughts exactly.
Late night TV was in for a hip hop treat tonight in its first night of 2013. Big Boi was on Letterman (below) while Lupe Fiasco invaded Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, bringing with him Guy Sebastian for a performance of "Battle Scars". They were, of course, accompanied by The Roots for some background instrumentation, but Lupe & Guy definitely stood out in the forefront. Lupe spit word for word while Guy flipped his delivery to bring something fresh to all those used to his voice on the studio version. All in all, another dope performance of the high-charting single Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, in stores now.
And here's GIF 2 of 3 of the night... I been seeing and holding onto these that you guys are just going to get a bonanza of them tonight. Kansas Men's Basketball dancing in the locker room. Over/under on how many times you'll watch this: 10.
Even though I'm a couple nights late, I'd be remiss not to show this late night TV performance some love. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed "Thrift Shop" with help from The Roots on Jimmy Fallon. This one's a straight jam session - look how much fun everyone is having playing and enjoying the music. Love the energy.
In addition to receiving the song for free download today, Big Boi & Little Dragon performed "Mama Told Me" LIVE last night on Jimmy Fallon! The eclectic mix of artists and the energetic song itself takes on another level when performed live so it's cool to get this double dose of live version and original version today. Be sure to cop that original version below (that unfortunately won't appear on the album for legal reasons), the album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors on December 11th, and watch our fresh new interview from Big Boi from earlier this week!