Monday, April 7, 2014

Late Night Pick: Nas featuring Q-Tip

A lot of rap stars don't last more than an album or two, burning brightly, quickly and then never heard from again. Nas bucks that trend and has been consistently making good records since his classic "Illmatic" came out in 1994. He's joined tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by another classic rap artist, Q-Tip. Nas may be performing something off of "Illmatic" tonight as he is doing a number of events surrounding the 20th anniversary of that album including performing the whole album live at the Lovebox Music Festival in the UK, releasing new mixes of the songs on a release called "Illmatic XX", and releasing a documentary called "Time is Illmatic". Here's Nas doing "Patience" with Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley in 2010:

Here's Sky Ferreira performing "I Blame Myself" on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night: