Archive for the 'TV' Category

Playboi Carti – Magnolia (Live on Kimmel)

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Playboi Carti touched the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage last night for a performance of his runaway hit “Magnolia” from his self-titled debut mixtape.

Previously: Playboi Carti – We So Proud of Him

2 Chainz ft. Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign & The Trap Choir – It’s A Vibe (Live on Kimmel)

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

With the new album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music out now, 2 Chainz touched that Jimmy Kimmel Live stage for a performance of “It’s A Vibe” and he brought some friends with him. In addition to track guests Ty Dolla $ign and Trey Songz, The Trap Choir returned to lay down background vocals. Jhené Aiko, unfortunately, had to sit this one out.

Previously: 2 Chainz – Pretty Girls Like Trap Music (Album Stream)

Rae Sremmurd – Swang (Live on Fallon)

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Rae Sremmurd took to The Tonight Show stage last night to perform their SremmLife2 banger “Swang” with The Roots for Fallon’s audience.

Previously: Khalid ft. Rae Sremmurd & Lil Yachty – Young Dumb & Broke (Remix)

Chance The Rapper on The View

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Chance The Rapper stopped by The View today and spoke on the racist vandalization of Lebron James’ home in LA, his activism in Chicago, what he learned watching Dave Chappelle, your tiny handed president and why he will never run for office himself.

Previously: Francis and The Lights ft. Chance The Rapper – May I Have This Dance Remix (Video)

Lil Yachty – Bring It Back (Live on Kimmel)

Friday, May 26th, 2017

With his debut album Teenage Emotions out now, Lil Yachty hit Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform his single “Bring It Back.”

Previously: Lil Yachty – Teenage Emotions (Album Stream)

Watch Drake Perform “Gyalchester” at the Billboard Music Awards

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Last night at the Billboard Music Awards, Drake made history by bringing home a record 13 awards, but he also laid down a monumental performance of “Gyalchester,” live from the middle of the world-famous Bellagio fountains. Check it out above and continue below to watch Nicki Minaj’s medley of “No Frauds,” “Light My Body Up,” “Swalla” and “Regret In Your Tears” with Lil Wayne, David Guetta and Jason Derulo.

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Video: Snoop Dogg – Trash Bags (Live on Kimmel)

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

With his new album Neva Left out tonight, Snoop Dogg slid through Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for a performance of “Trash Bags” and a sit-down with Jimmy. Watch the performance above and continue below for excerpts from their conversation, including Snoop’s Top 3 rappers of all time and his surprise donation to Children’s Hospital of LA, where Kimmel’s son received life-saving treatment.

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Watch Nas & Jack White Cover a 1920’s Blues Song

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

In this new clip from the upcoming PBS documentary American Epic, we see Nas and Jack White performing a cover of “On The Road Again,” a 1928 Blues song by Memphis Jug Band. As Nas points out in the accompanying commentary, the similarities between the lyrics of the nearly 100-year-old track and today’s Hip-Hop are oddly similar considering the vastly different time periods:

“These guys are talking about women carrying guns, protecting their honor, chasing down some woman who’s done them dirty. This is not high-society black folks. This is the down-under, street, wild black folks that they’re singing about. And it’s the same as today – it’s the same as rap music today…”

American Epic was produced by White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett and will examine the birth of recorded music in the early decades of the 20th century. Look for it to premiere on PBS on May 16th. On June 6th, the network will air the American Epic Sessions concert special, which will include the Nas and White performance, as well as additional performances from Beck, Alabama Shakes, Los Lobos and Raphael Saadiq among others. The music from the special will additionally be available on two separate soundtracks scheduled for a May 12th release.

UPDATED with a full stream of the cover below.

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Video: Wale ft. G-Eazy – Fashion Week (Live on Kimmel)

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

with his new album SHINE currently bubbling, Wale touched the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage last night for a performance of “Fashion Week” with G-Eazy. Stream the new album here. UPDATED with Wale’s performance of “Smile” below. Continue reading this post…

Spike Lee, Q-Tip, Grandmaster Flash Announce NYC as Host of 60th Grammys

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

This week, the Recording Academy announced New York City as the host city for the 2018 Grammy awards ceremony, which will mark the 60th anniversary of the biggest awards in the music business. To go along with the announcement, Spike Lee created this short called “NY Stories” which features an array of legendary New York artists highlighting historic locales throughout the 5 boroughs that hold a special place in the history of modern recorded music. Q-Tip appears in front of A Tribe Called Quest’s alma mater Murry Bergtraum High School and Joan Jett shouts out the John Varvatos store that used to be CBGB’s, while both Queensbridge and Marcy projects also get mentions.

The 60th Grammys will be broadcast from Madison Square Garden on January 18, 2018.

Previously: A Tribe Called Quest – Dis Generation (Video)