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Common f/ Jhene Aiko on Jimmy Kimmel

The Nobody’s Smiling tour continues and invades the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage as Common tabs young artists on the rise Jhene Aiko & Vince Staples for their guest spots on “Blak Majik” and “Kingdom”, respectively.

“Blak Majik” got the airtime tonight and I love the song choice for the nationally televised affair, which is first and foremost unlike anything that usually airs on TV, amirite? Common and Jhene set the mood by saying no words (below), then Com delivered with the high energy he saves for the last song of his concerts. Jhene tapped into her J Hennessy rap alter ego for her show stealing bars and after that, it was a wrap. Loved the dancers in front of them too, just wish there was more.

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Below, “Kingdom” gets the shine with Common and Vince Staples spitting their different perspectives from being a father and a youth, respectively. These were two hard songs for Common to pick and perform live due to the ever-changing fast pace, but all things considered, he rapped everything pretty clearly. Maybe it’s TV, but perhaps his voice could have even popped more? But whatever the case, both performances are well-worth your look here.

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