Category Archives: Television

Jimmy Buffett + The Roots

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Who knew The Roots were parrotheads? In one of the more unlikely pairings on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (not that Al Simon and Paul Jones were “likely”), The Roots backed the king of cruise ship music, Jimmy Buffett, for “Margaritaville.” Continue reading

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Jay-Z “D.O.A.” (2009)

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Rest in peace, Auto-Tune. Just as the trend has reached its peak, Jay-Z has declared it dead. And who are we to argue?

“D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” is the first single from Jay-Z’s highly anticipated new opus, Blueprint 3, his first since leaving Def Jam Records. Continue reading

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Mos Def + The Roots

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Mos Def sat in with The Roots tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, even playing cowbell as The Roots played “Don’t Fear The Reaper” for Will Ferrell. The highlight, though, was the performance of “Casa Bey” from Mos Def’s new album, The Ecstatic. Continue reading

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Wale “Chillin” (live) (2009)

Although “Chillin” still hasn’t become the massive smash I predicted (just wait until the music video comes out soon), it’s still a great song, and Wale gave an inspired performance for Last Call with Carson Daly on Friday. Continue reading

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Beastie Boys + The Roots

Beastie Boys weren’t the musical guests. But thanks to Jimmy Fallon’s coaxing (he’s a huge fan), he convinced them to rock “So What’cha Want” with The Roots. And the resulting performance was spectacular. Continue reading

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