Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Watch Black Star Perform (With The Roots) On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

The legendary duo of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (man it's gonna take awhile to stop calling him Mos Def) gave us a taste of their upcoming Aretha mixtape around Thanksgiving times  with "You Already Knew." Last night, they kicked 2012 off right with a Late Night With Jimmy Fallon performance during which they rocked not only that song live with The Roots but also - hold onto your damn hats, hardcore fans  - "Little Brother," a J Dilla-produced cut that only appeared on the soundtrack to the movie The Hurricane.

Watch both performances below, along with a little vignette of Roots drummer / DJ / vinyl master Questlove discussing the origin of "Little Brother" and how he was in the room when Dilla made the beat for it. Classic stuff, you guys.

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