Performances


After a controversial season premiere last weekend by Kanye West, SNL returns with this weekend with the second episode of its 44th season. Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina serves as host, and Travi$ Scott will hit the Studio 8H stage as musical guest. Before its time to tune-in later this week, La Flame and Awkwafina star in a promo spot for the upcoming episode. Alongside Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong, Scott appears sleepy during the filming but soon after wakes up and ends up ad-libbing as Cecily tries to drop some raps.

Travi$ Scott’s SNL debut comes ahead of his “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” Tour beginnning Nov. 8 in Baltimore. Watch the promo spot below.

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Lil’ Wayne’s newly released album Tha Carter V is getting plenty of great reviews and high praise since its release last week. C5 is set to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart next week, projecting to debut with nearly 450k units moved opening week. Continuing the momentum, Weezy F. Baby appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night (Oct. 2), where he performed the song “Dedicate” for the first-time.

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With his new album YANDHI set to arrive this weekend, Kanye West appeared as musical guest on the season 44 premiere of Saturday Night Live. Introduced by guest host Adam Driver, Kanye West took to Studio 8H to perform his latest hit “I Love It,” with surprise guest Lil’ Pump who was recently serving time in jail.

The two rap stars brought their comical music video to life, dressed as Fiji and Perrier water bottles. Later returning to the SNL stage, Kanye West was joined by Teyana Taylor where they performed the song “We Got Love.” The record, which features an outro from Lauryn Hill, was orginially set to appear on Taylor’s K.T.S.E. sophomore LP but for various reasons didn’t make the final cut. Watch Kanye’s appearance on Saturday Night Live below.

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Many artists have made their way down under for the Listen Out Festival taking place in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia this weekend. Before taking to the big stage in a few days, A$AP Rocky and Skepta appeared on triple J’s Like a Version. The A$AP Mob leader and London MC performed their TESTING standout “Praise The Lord (Da Shine).”

Rocky also delivered quite a bonus performance, covering Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of The Bay” classic. Backed by a live band, watch Pretty Flacko nail the rendition below.

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Since the release of his latest album NASIR, Nas has kept quiet making no media rounds or television appearances. The Queens MC made his first late-night appearance since the summer project, paying a visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (Sept. 25). Sitting down with Colbert, Nas discussed loving the art form of hip-hop 24 years strong in the game, classic artists he grew up on, recording NASIR with Kanye West in Wyoming, and his regret putting the song “Dr. Knockboot” on a commercial album (1999’s I Am…).

Backed by singer Jon Batiste and DJ Green Lantern, Nas would later return to the studio stage to perform the song “Adam and Eve.” Watch it all below.

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Tyga’s comeback year continued with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night (Sept. 25). Serving as his first late-night television visit in a few years, T-Raww bought the dancers and his flashy style to the studio stage. With special guest Offset, the pair performed their Billboard smash-hit “Taste” for the first-time together.

Watch the performance below and click here for Tyga’s new singles “Swap Meet,” plus “Dip.”

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Earlier this week, Wiz Khalifa and Lil’ Skies debuted their Cole Bennett-directed “Fr Fr” music video. The two continued their promo run of the record with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (Sept. 20), where they performed the record for the first-time together on late-night television. Taking things to the outdoor stage on Kimmel, watch the performance below.

Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers 2 album is out now.

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One week ago to the day, Drake and Meek Mill officially squashed their much-publicized beef, performing on stage together at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. On Saturday night (Sept. 15), Drake’s “Aubrey & The Three Migos” tour pulled into Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center where the 6 God brought out the MMG spitter to perform his “Dreams & Nightmares” intro in front of his hometown crowd.

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A month after the controversy with Jeremih over their “Later That Night” tour, Teyana Taylor has moved on. The G.O.O.D. Music songstress appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night (Sept. 12). Backed by a team of dancers and a band, the R&B star performed the songs “Gonna Love Me” and “Rose in Harlem” off her KTSE album executive produced by Kanye West.

Watch the performance below.

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Future invaded The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night (Sept. 11), returning to the late-night show for the first-time since early 2017. Opening with a tribute to the late Mac Miller, the Freebandz general performed the song “31 Days” off his Beast Mode 2 with Zaytoven. The appearance comes a few weeks after the Atlanta star dropped the racy NSFW music video “WIFI LIT.” Beast Mode 2 made history this summer, becoming the highest-charting streaming-exclusive album on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Watch the performance below.

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