Posts tagged ‘The Roots’

December 30, 2010

Rearview Mirror – Jeremy Brightbill

Gang sign for "wubba wubba."

This morning’s musical year in review comes to us from Jeremy Brightbill, guitarist of the late Tremendous Fucking and mastermind behind the long running Panic Strikes a Chord.  Despite all this rockitude, Jeremy is known for his love of hip-hop and his picks of 2010 reflect this in a big way.  Check it out before you wreck it out.  Or something.

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May 31, 2010

Straight Outta Late Night Warm-Up – The Roots & Ice Cube

Back when the phrase "Are We There Yet?" had more of a Malcolm X feel to it.

Questlove, drummer/bandleader extraordinaire of The Roots has posted to his SwiftFM account audio of the band performing N.W.A.’s seminal “Straight Outta Compton” with Ice Cube.  This is apparently during the band’s warm-up set before the taping of that night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Ice Cube handles his old part, Black Thought does MC Ren’s part and Roots guitarist Capt. Kirk surprises everyone by straight killing Eazy-E’s part.

Check it out below the jump.

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