Jimmy Fallon kicked off 2012 in style last night with a fervent appearance by Black Star. Performing alongside The Roots (sort of a given these days), Mos De–err Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli knocked out the lead single from their upcoming Aretha Franklin-inspired mixtape, “You Already Knew”. While Bey always spits a solid rhyme, Kweli’s lines felt emotionally charged. Together, they still act as a hip-hop enigma, which only adds to the already mounting hype for their long awaited followup to their 1998 debut. Until then, however, check out last night’s performance, in addition to a web exclusive clip of “Little Brother”, all below courtesy of The Audio Perv.
“You Already Knew”: