Performances


Last week, Gallant and A$AP Ferg appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where they debuted their “Doesn’t Matter” remix. Fast forward to Monday (Jun. 18), where the R&B singer and Harlem lyricist return with an official music video for their sharp collab. Directed by Sasha Samsonova, the two young stars take over a studio space for an artsy performance visual under ocean blue fluorescent lights. Watch the video below.

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It’s a double dose of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert this week! Following Jorja Smith’s stunning performance just a few days ago, GoldLink swings by the NPR offices in his backyard of D.C. for his own intimate set. Joined by a six-piece band and two backing singers, DMV’s hometown hero takes us on a brief but beautiful tour of his discography, moving from “Bedtime Story” (The God Complex) to “Dark Skin Women” (And After That, We Didn’t Talk) and onto “Some Girl” and “Pray Everyday (Survivor’s Guilt),” from his latest album At What Cost.

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Hours after announcing his upcoming tour with Nicki Minaj, Future appeared as musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (Jun. 11). The Atlanta star hit the studio stage to perform the song “Nowhere.” The record appears on the Super Fly soundtrack, released last week in support of the 1972 blaxploitation classic reboot, hitting theatres on June 15.

Along with contributing ten tracks to the soundtrack, Future serves as curator on the compilation project. Lil’ Wayne, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Miguel, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Khalid, H.E.R. and more make up the soundtrack, out now on iTunes.

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After being serenaded by Daniel Caesar last week, NPR welcomed another of music’s best young voices, Jorja Smith, to their offices for the latest installment of their Tiny Desk Concert series. The British songstress delivered a uniquely jazzy rendition of her garage-infused hit “On My Mind” before diving into “Teenage Fantasy” and “Blue Lights,” taken from her newly released debut album Lost & Found.

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After an epic Hip-Hop moment last year going up against Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz and rap fans have been wanting another beat battle between production legends. Following playful talk and challenges over the past year, the follow-up beat battle finally went down on Sunday night (Jun. 10) during HOT 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Swizz Beatz, who made up this year’s lineup alongside Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, A$AP Ferg and more, used the large stage to bring out Timbaland.

For fifteen minutes, the two legendary producers went back-and-forth of classic hits from their respective catalogues over the past two decades. Watch Swizzy and Timbo go to battle with gems from Beyoncé, Aaliyah, JAY-Z, DMX, Eve, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J and more.

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With his Light of Mine debut album out now, KYLE brought the cheer and good vibes to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (Jun. 6). With special guest Kehlani, the two long-time friends performed their “Playinwitme” collaboration for the first-time on television. Watch their appearance below.

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Like you need any more reason to fall madly in love with her, Jorja Smith stops by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to perform a truly stunning cover of Rihanna’s “Man Down” mashed up with Cardi B’s “Be Careful.” The drummer’s face at 2:16 says it all.

The British songbird also delivered an equally incredible rendition of her breakout song “Blue Lights,” which will appear on her debut album Lost & Found, out tomorrow (June 8).

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ill Camille recently visited NPR’s D.C. office to deliver some soulful vibes for their ‘Tiny Desk’ concert series. Nearly a year after the release of her critically acclaimed ‘Heirloom’ project, the LA-based emcee performs standout cuts “Fight On,” “Again,” Spider’s Jam,” and “Live It Up”.

Experience the one of a kind jam session after the jump and purchase the LP via iTunes here.

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Grammy-nominated singer Daniel Caesar was the latest artist to visit NPR headquarters, appearing on their popular Tiny Desk Concert series. The Toronto crooner was supported by his producer and music director Matthew Burnett, along with a team of vocalists. Together, they all delivered a live rendition of the song “Japanese Denim,” following that up with Caesar’s Freudian standouts “Get You” and “Best Part.” For the final song, Daniel Caesar was joined by special guest H.E.R. as they delivered a beautiful duet for those in attendance.

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Pusha T took some time from snatching scalps and making masterpieces to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Capping off what’s been the biggest week of his solo career so far, King Push brought his DAYTONA opener and dope boy anthem, “If You Know You Know,” to life in front of the watchful eye of the studio audience. Viewer discretion is advised for anyone who suffers from epilepsy — or for any (t)rapper who’s out here faking the funk.

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