Raekwon, Ghostface & The Roots perform Rock N Roll on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show killed it this week, earlier this week he had Odd Future on to perform then Friday Night Raekwon & Ghostface swung through to perform Raekwon’s new DJ Khalil produced banger Rock N Roll with a little help from The Roots.

Check out the mastered and trimmed down version of Rock N Roll that will appear on Raekwons upcoming album Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang

Rock N Roll – Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah, Jim Jones & Kobe

Odd Future on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Odd Future had the opportunity to perform with The Roots last night on  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Tyler The Creator & Hodgy Beats performed Sandwiches.

In case you missed the crazy-ass video to Yonkers by Tyler The Creator peep it below.

Still Shining – J Dilla

Salute to J-Dilla the best to ever do it

“Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon…J Dilla is Still Shining.”

Jay Dee would have been 37 today, Happy Birthday fam.

Little Ghetto Boy – John Legend & The Roots

New video of The Roots & John Legend covering the Donny Hathaway classic Little Ghetto Boy.

Wake Up Everybody – The Roots Feat. John Legend, Melanie Fiona & Common

New video from John Legend & The Roots for Wake Up Everybody featuring Melanie Fiona & Common.

Wake Up Everybody – The Roots Feat. John Legend, Melanie Fiona & Common

Here is the original version sung by Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes circa 1975, timeless.

Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes

How I Got Over – The Roots

The Roots recently released their first single How I Got Over for their upcoming 11th(wow) album of the same title, expect How I Got Over to drop this fall on Def Jam.

Download/Stream–>http://www.zshare.net/audio/629461818e06e9e0/

Hip-Hop Honors

The Hip-Hop Honors aired last night (10/6/08) and on a scale of 1-10 we gave it about a 7.  Honorees included Cypress Hill, Too Short, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature, Isaac Hayes and De La Soul

Slick Rick’s segment was off the hook, MC Lyte did over the Ruler’s Back Ghostface and Biz Markie connected for La di Da Di  Spliff Star and Busta Rhymes rocking an eye patch covered The Show  Dana Dane and Fabolous performed  Hey Young World.  The Ruler even found time to perform his classic Children’s Story equipped with back up dancers toting pajama’s and even a bed.  (Ya’ll tucked in?)

De La Soul’s ceremony was equally dope, the introduction was provided by actors Joy Bryant and Michael Rappaport who even admitted that he named his son after Maceo.  Q-tip set it off performing his verse on Roller Skating Jam Saturday, and Estelle singing the hook, next up was Cee-Lo with his rendition of Potholes on My Lawn followed by the Mighty Mos Def and Chuck D of Public Enemy with Stakes Is High. Prince Paul kept it moving behind the wheels,  while EPMD finished up the dedication with Ego Trip and then to cap it off De La performed Me, Myself, and I & Buddy with another appearence from Q-tip to recite his verse from Buddy.

Isaac Hayes was honored by Scarface performing the Geto Boys Classic Minds Playing Tricks on Me which borrowed from Hung Up on My Baby.  Estelle sang the Mary J. Blige classic I Love You which samples Ikes Mood, then Cee-lo came out to perform Isaac’s own Look of Love and Mos Def capped it off performing Warning by The Notorious B.I.G. which sampled Walk on By off of Isaac’s Hot Buttered Soul.

Too Short’s dedication began with Luke Campbell proclaiming how good Short Dawg said the word bitch, Beeyaatch!  Lil’ John, Kid Rock and Bun B went over a few Too Short Tracks, then Scarface came out and performed The Ghetto.  The Pimp himself came out to the beat of Gettin It and with Face they finished Too Shorts dedication off right.

Naughty By Nature was the Final dedication of the evening.  Eve and Tracy Morgan did their Introduction with New Jersey’s own Queen Latifah on the help out.  Wyclef  began it by playing No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley which transitioned smoothly into Ghetto Bastard, here Juelz Santana got twisted up in Treach‘s tricky wordplay and couldn’t keep up with the flow but still did his thing no doubt.  “Arm me with Harmony” was uttered by Big Boi from Outkast then it was on, Sir Luscious Leftfoot recovered Naughty’s dedication nicely and capped it off with a nice lil’ freestyle with Fatha Clef on the Geetar at the end.  Naughty By Nature shut it down coming out to Uptown Anthem and Hip-Hop Hooray to close the show off nicely and leave me wanting a Naughty by Nature T-shirt.