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Ice Cube Performs That New Funkadelic On The Tonight Show With The Roots

Ice Cube took Everythangs Corrupt to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last month and performed “That New Funkadelic” with help from The Roots. 

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Black Thought & Salaam Remi: Streams Of Thought Vol. 2 (Stream)

Black Thought’s Streams Of Thought Vol. 2 with Salaam Remi follows Vol.1 with 9th Wonder that came out earlier this year. Watch Black Thought talk about the creative process behind the new Volume and stream the album below. 

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Watch: Black Thought Perform Rest In Power From Trayvon Martin Docuseries

Black Thought performs “Rest In Power” the title track from Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story coming to the Paramount Network on July 30th. The docuseries looks at Martin’s life, the events leading to his murder by George Zimmerman and the rise of Black Lives Matter. Jay-Z and Martin’s parents are among the executive producers of the six-part series. Black Thought’s lyrics remind listeners of the parallels between Trayvon Martin’s killing and Emmett Till’s death. 

 

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Christine And The Queens Perform Girlfriend On The Tonight Show With Dâm-Funk

Christine and the Queens were joined by Dâm-Funk on The Tonight Show for a performance of “Girlfriend” with dancers. The French singer is prepping her sophomore album that has no title or release date yet. Frontwoman Héloïse Letissier led the dancers around the stage and Dâm-Funk briefly shared the stage with them before walking back to the band area to finish playing with The Roots. Christine and the Queens will be on tour in the fall. 

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Watch: Lauryn Hill Perform At Nina Simone’s RRHOF Induction Ceremony

 Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and Lauryn Hill performed a three-song tribute to her. She sang “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair” and “Feeling Good.” Mary J. Blige gave the induction speech at the ceremony that took place Saturday in Cleveland. Nina Simone’s brother Nyack Sam Waymon accepted the honor on behalf of his late sister. Andra Day also performed “I Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free” and “I Put A Spell On You” with The Roots. The event will air May 5th at 8 PM ET on HBO. 

 

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