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Black Star Perform “You Already Knew” & “Little Brother” on Jimmy Fallon

Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon kicked off the year proper with a rare performance from legendary hip-hop duo Black Star. With the backing of The Roots pounding fervent instrumentals, Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli performed their latest single – the Aretha Franklin-inspired “You Already Know” – which is scheduled to appear on their mysterious mixtape aptly titled, Aretha. Dressed like a new age Blues Brothers, the two multifaceted rappers also added a second song to their performance, the J. Dilla-produced “Little Brother” from the motion picture The Hurricane. Hopefully this set can temporarily fill the void that this hip-hop enigma has created, as we patiently wait for news regarding their possible mixtape release or eventual followup to the group’s 1998 debut album.

Source: Nah Right

Date: Jan 4, 2012  /  Views: 7247  /  Author: Robert Marshall
Category: Music  /  Tags: Mos def, Videos, Black star, Talib kweli, Music news, Jimmy fallon