Watch Common, Robert Glasper & Karriem Riggins Perform ‘Black Kennedy’ on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ [VIDEO]
The three previously performed on NPR's Tiny Desk back in February, but the bigger stage gave the group more room to move around (or really, Common since Karriem is on drums and Robert is on keys), bringing a different energy to their standout track,"Black Kennedy," from their self-titled album.
"Let the sun grow, I roll through the jungle on the humble/Got compassion from my mother, streets from my uncle/One code of honor is to move with no drama/Know thyself, know gettin' money, know karma/Hold respect like a charm that I got from my momma," Common raps on the first verse.
August Greene was released back in March as an Amazon exclusive, and also features “Optimistic' with Brandy, as well as “Practice” and “Let Go.”
“August Greene actually formed before we chose a name, before we even knew it was a band,” Common explained earlier this year. "Karriem, Rob and I go back many years. It was something natural. When I started working with them it was like, ‘man, this feels like home,’ and it felt new and fresh. We love working together. The music takes us all to new places and it just feels like, everything I want to be as a musician is within the group of August Greene.”
As an added bonus, at the end of the energized performance, Common kicked a cool little freestyle. Check out the performance above.
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