The Roots: It Ain’t Fair Featuring Bilal From The Detroit Soundtrack

[youtube id=”3uXV62u9odY”] “It Ain’t Fair” is a new song from The Roots and Bilal from the soundtrack to Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit. They used the music of the ’60’s as their inspiration and created a soulful piece to reflect 1967 today. Detroit opens in national theaters next Friday (August 4th).

Hezekiah & Bilal Collaborate On Against The Odds From Gods EP

GODS by HezekiahHezekiah just released his Gods EP of hip-hop material and “Against The Odds” is a collaboration with Bilal. The Philadelphia artist usually performs with the alternative band Johnny Popcorn but he found a lot of unreleased music on his hard drive. The Gods EP has features from T3 of Slum Village, Blu, Freeway, Queen Jo, Peedi Crakk and The Bul. Gods is available now from Hezekiah’s Bandcamp page.

Bilal-Pleasure Toy Feat. Big K.R.I.T. Official Video

[youtube id=”GhbPqpJwUvU”] Bilal and his companions dance among different background textures and patterns in the colorful video for “Pleasure Toy.” Big K.R.I.T.’s verses are missing from the video which makes this version more appealing to R&B purists. Bilal kicks off his tour tonight in Philadelphia.

Common-Joy And Peace Featuring Bilal

[youtube id=”RfEdLs5lq7o”] Common shares another song from Black America Again with “Joy And Peace” featuring Bilal. The subject is about honoring the process of finding your inner glow. Common’s Black America Again comes out November 4th. The rapper/actor is also producing a comedy for Fox called 93 Til Infinity, which is also the title of the Souls Of Mischief’s classic album, about a ’90’s rapper having a midlife crisis.