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Nas x Q-Tip Perform on the Tonight Show w/The Roots (Video)

NaS and fellow King of Queens Q-Tip join forces to perform “One Love” with a little help from The Roots like it was 1994 and my ghetto dreams had just been fulfilled. This is exactly the type of shit that God ordained The Roots as the house band at The Tonight Show for. I don’t know what to say about this one other than to type out all the words from memory as I sing along like Jerome’s niece on the way home from Jones Beach. The x factor of course is The Roots’ interpolation of The Heath Brothers’ “Smilin’ Billy Suite Pt. II” and of course the legendary killed it with an uptempo, fast-cadenced version but with James Poyser on the ill thumb piano parts to recreate the texture of of the melancholy original. The only thing that could make this better is if Tip & The Roots joined Nas on “The World Is Yours” as a web-only Illmatic XX encore. Oh shit, son…!

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