Sampha covers Drake's "Controlla" in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Get yourself a fizzy drink with some ice and kick back to Boiler Room #48. A whole heap of goodness direct from the fingertips of Knxwledge. Vibes unbounded.
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The lost Sampha tape from 2010 has resurfaced — and it's as magical as we'd anticipated.
Migos stop by the Tonight Show offices and perform "Bad and Boujee" on office supplies. Instrument list below. Instrument list below:
Jimmy - iPhone Tones
Questlove - Scissors, Electric Stapler
Black Thought - Thumbtack Shaker
James Poyser - Coffee Pots
Mark Kelley - Keyboard Washboard
Captain Kirk - Tissue Box Guitar with Rubber Band Strings
Frank Knuckles - Water Cooler Jug Bongo
Kamal Gray - Paper Rips
Tuba Gooding Jr. - Bottled Water Jugs
Offset - Paper Clip Shaker
Quavo - Scissor Snips, Coffee Pours
Takeoff - Scotch Tape
Watch the Migos perform "T-Shirt" off their latest album "C U L T U R E" for the Tonight Show audience.
Ice-T.I. performs "O G Original Gangster" and "Bring Em Out" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
"There's nothing new under the sun / It's never what you do, but how it's done," Nas rapped on "No Idea's Original."
Such is the case with the South London singer, songwriter and producer Sampha. His originality lies in delivery and tone, which is why he's been summoned by some of hip-hop and R&B's biggest names years before the release of his first album. (Kanye's "Saint Pablo" and Drake's "Too Much," for example, could have lacked emotional value without Sampha's contributions.) Sampha's music is more feel everything than feel good, which is why his fans hold him so close to their hearts.
The vulnerability on his debut, Process, isn't hard to dissect, but can be downright agonizing to digest; his immediate family has been riddled with disease and ailments, with both his parents succumbing to cancer. Process finds Sampha interpreting this complicated emotional prism — and confronting his own mortality through it.
Sampha stopped by the NPR offices to perform 3 tracks from Process. The result is a Tiny Desk Concert as intimate as it gets (and that's saying something). It's just him, a piano and these heart-wrenching songs that we reckon double as coping mechanisms.
Music guest Run the Jewels performs "Legend Has It" for the Tonight Show audience.