In case you haven’t heard, “Tuesday,” the song that dominated your various social networking feeds over the year was nominated for a Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy. And to celebrate iLoveMakonnen appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to perform “Tuesday.” How fitting. Peep Makonnen’s live performance after the jump.
Yesterday Rae Sremmurd, the Mississippi duo of Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, announced the release of their debut album. It’s called SremmLife, it was executive produced by Mike WiLL Made It, and it’s out January 6 via Ear Drummer/Interscope. They celebrated this news by performing their two smash hit tracks “No Type” and “No Flex Zone” on Jimmy Fallon. Peep the live performance after the jump.
Jimmy Fallon’s a comedian with everything. He raps and sings and tells clean jokes. Iggy Azalea is a new rapper who also does stuff, I’m told. He makes her song a lot better by doing it in Neil Young’s voice with his old band. Watch after the jump.
Maybe two of the best groups performing live together? Yes.
If this song is any indication of the tone of Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, sh*t’s about to get even more deep and uncomfortable. Drake’s best work is his most squirming, awkward struggle with fame set to the rhythm of an increasingly confident flow. A personal letter to his mother and uncle? That’s just the start.
2 Chainz makes an appearance on Fallon to perform his “Feds Watching” single, with an assist from The Roots.
A$AP performed his single, “Goldie” alongside The Roots last night on the Jimmy Fallon show.
Right before releasing his album a week earlier than originally expected, Frank Ocean made his TV debut on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Ocean opted to play a never before heard track off the album called “Bad Religion” while being accompanied by The Roots.
Singer-turned-actor, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon paid homage to some of the greatest rappers again with History of Rap 2. I’m not mad at it, if anyone could cover rap songs without making it look corny, it’s got to be JT.
This time the two opened and closed with hip hop classic, “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow. They went through the timeline of hip hop’s greatest: Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, DMX, Cypress Hill all the way to Weezy, Rick Ross and 50 Cent. After talking about Big Meech and teaching everyone how to dougie, they zoomed back to the time of romantic woes with Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend.” I always enjoy a comedic musical number. Check out the video below.