“What’s Your Fantasy” was a go-to, silly, feel-good song back with the high school homies. In fact, I go way back with Who Dough (fun fact!) and I vividly remember this song blarin’ from his Jeep once.
That’s neither here nor there, except maybe to show our collective age, but the song gets a breath of fresh air last night as Luda performed the classic single, acoustic style with help from The Roots. Pretty awesome on paper, and pretty awesome in GoPro (!) video form above.
ICYMI: Ludacris ‘Ludaversal’ (Album Stream)
Wale’s Album About Nothing is out today and with it comes the official Spotify stream (not on the Tidal wave just yet…)
I’m curious to check out that SZA feature as well as some of these visuals that Wale’s been putting out. “The White Shoes” is the newest one, and “Girls On Drugs” with The Roots on last night’s Fallon is also below.
1. “The Intro About Nothing”
2. “The Helium Balloon”
3. “The White Shoes”
4. “The Pessimist” (Feat. J. Cole)
5. “The Middle Finger”
6. “The One Time In Houston”
7. “Girls On Drugs”
8. “The God Smile”
9. “The Need To Know” (Feat. SZA)
10. “The Success”
11. “The Glass Egg”
12. “The Bloom (AG3)”
13. “The Matrimony” (Feat. Usher)
14. “The Body” (Feat. Jeremih)
ICYMI: “The Summer League” f/ Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign
The hip hop on Late Night continues this week as this time The Roots are paired with Ludacris, who debuts “Grass Is Always Greener” off the upcoming album, Ludaversal. Bonus note: “Grass Is Always Greener” is produced by Chicago’s own Da Internz.
Late night TV was filled with hip hop tonight and on Jimmy Fallon, 50 Cent & Co. joined The Roots for a performance of “I’m Grown” off their new project. Nostalgia officially sets in when I see 50 and Banks and them all on stage together. Watch below, ICYMI.
While the Chef was in London with Kanye, GZA was on Jimmy Fallon with Tom Morello & The Roots performing “The Mexican” — a remake of Babe Ruth’s 1972 song. B-boy legend Crazy Legs closes out the performance to the heavy guitar riffs, thereby completing one of the more unique Tonight Show performances as of late (and that’s saying something.) Watch below ICYMI last night.
Last night, Jimmy Fallon was graced with a lyrical gem from Tetsuo & Youth — “Little Death” by Lupe Fiasco with featured guests Nikki Jean & Crystal “Rovel” Torres + The Roots.
As I always imagine when Lupe hits a national TV stage, I imagine the casual music fan being reeled in my Lupe’s clear delivery and the next level lyricism he conveys. “Little Death” is one of the deeper cuts off the album so I suggest popping up the lyrics and following along. After I digested it myself, I developed a greater appreciation for the song. Lupe comes in as clear as the studio in the live performance above and I’m always happy to see Nikki Jean get the bright lights as well. She sings the 3 different hooks in rhythm as well. What more can I say… watch up above and cop the album if you’ve still been sleeping.
Charlie Wilson performed on Jimmy Fallon the night before last and did “Touched By An Angel” with some help from The Roots. Charlie always kills it live so watch above ICYMI.