FSD got footage of the Hennessy Artistry kickoff event in Chicago on Saturday night which included performances from Q-Tip, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Curren$y, Big Sean, Kid Sister and D-Nice. Above, Q-Tip & Black Thought with the The Roots backing them perform the N.W.A. classic “Straight Outta Compton”.

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He’s back, in full effect…

After the jump you can catch Erykah Badu’s performance and Questlove’s backstage interview at the same event…

Erykah Badu who was a surprise guest at the event performs “You Got Me” with The Roots.

Questlove of The Roots sits down with GWHH to speak about the collaborative Wake Up! album with John Legend and how that relationship began during Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. He ends off the interview speaking about his current late night gig on the Jimmy Fallon show.