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will.i.am brought his #willpower to the streets of Hollywood during his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The Black Eyed Peas hitmaker entered the studio from the streets with a troupe of dancers. Dressed in futuristic uniforms, they performed synchronized moves, much like the ones seen in the Justin Bieber-assisted music video. Get in sync with will.
You know you’ve got something special when your album is so good that people listen to it 5 months after its initial release, Jay-Z blesses your hit track with a remix, and even the producers of national late night shows can’t deny your universal appeal. Such is the case with Kendrick Lamar, who after performances on Conan, Jimmy Fallon, and David Letterman, performs live versions of “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Poetic Justice” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Though for obvious reasons, these versions of the songs are censored, a jazzy back-up band adds a nice sonic flair to these renditions.
After Cudi tore down the stage earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar was the latest rapper to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Last night, the Compton MC performed “Poetic Justice” on the ABC show.
Kendrick was backed by a live band, including Terrace Martin on the saxophone, as he performed the latest single from his critically acclaimed good kid, M.A.A.D city album. The live rendition of the Scoop DeVille produced, Janet Jackson sampling tune sounded pretty tight. Drake was nowhere to be found, though.
Recently, the TDE rapper dropped a remix to Awolnation’s “Sail” featuring his buddy Ab-Soul. There is also the “B-tch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Remix),” featuring Jay-Z that has sparked many “Who had the best verse?” debates. Interestingly, Chris Brown recently revealed that he has already collaborated with the “Swimming Pools (Drank)” rapper, too.
Watch K. Dot perform “Poetic Justice” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.
[Spotted at Mr. World Premiere]
K. Dot performs his good kid, m.A.A.d city single on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with Terrace Martin on the sax.
Previously: B.Martin ft. Kendrick Lamar & Juicy J – I Want It All
After playing shows across the country, Kendrick Lamar was back in his native L.A. Compton’s good kid took over the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Thursday to perform two songs during the televised portion.
First up, he delivered a jazzy rendition of his Janet Jackson-sampled hit “Poetic Justice” with his TDE band. He kept the crowd happy with his new good kid, m.A.A.d city single “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” changing “bitch” to “trick” for TV purposes.
Watch K-Dot’s killer set below.
Backed by a live band and Terrace Martin on the sax, K. Dot performed his latest single “Poetic Justice” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night.
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Kid Cudi is getting the promotion of his forthcoming album, Indicud, off to a strong start. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper hit Jimmy Kimmel Live! and performed a few songs, including a new cut called “Mad Solar.”
Cudi set things off with a rendition of his album’s lead single, “Immortal,” “Just What I Am” and then premiered an a cappella of an album cut “Mad Solar.”
Just yesterday, the “Poker Face” reapper revealed the artwork and tracklist for his new album. The 18-track album, which Cudi has likened to his version of Dr. Dre’s The Chronic 2001, features already released songs “Just What I Am,” featuring Chip and “King Wizard,” besides the aforementioned “Immortal.”
Indicud is out April 23. Watch Cudi perform “Immortal” below and “Mad Solar” and “Just What I Am” on the next pages.
In full promotional mode KiD CuDi graced the stage during the latest edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Putting this occasion to good use, Cudder debuted a new album cut titled “Mad Solar” as you can see below. In addition, he offered a live rendition of the fan favorite and lead single “Immortal.” INDICUD drops April 23.
Kid Cudi crashed “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” filling in for Lil Wayne, who pulled out of his scheduled appearance on Tuesday’s show. Wearing yellow sunglasses, a striped cardigan, and a Simpsons T-shirt, Mr. Rager performed his single “Immortal” on the outdoor stage, returning for “Just What I Am” during the non-televised portion.
“Had an amazing time doing Kimmel. Hope everyone enjoys the performance,” he tweeted.
Cudi’s new album Indicud arrives April 23 featuring Kendrick Lamar, Too $hort, A$AP Rocky, RZA, Haim, and Michael Bolton.
KiD CuDi makes a late night television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight debuting “Mad Solar” from his upcoming album, Indicud, dropping in stores on April 23. After the jump, Cudi performs the lead single from the LP, “Immortal.”
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