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Big K.R.I.T. & Raphael Saadiq Perform Track 'Soul Food' on ‘The Tonight Show’

by KC Orcutt   Jan 6, 2015 21:23 PM EST

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Monday night welcomed Big K.R.I.T. to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which was the show's very first musical guest of the new year.

The rapper was accompanied by Raphael Saadiq and The Roots, who performed his single "Soul Food."

"Soul Food" comes off of Big K.R.I.T.'s sophomore album, Cadillactica, which was released in November of 2014 and debuted at the number one slot for the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.

It was also reported that the shirt that he wore, which read, "Across cultures, darker people suffer most. Why?" was inspired by André 3000's collection of jumpsuits. Perhaps the MC was inspired by Kendrick Lamar paying tribute to Method Man back in November that he wanted to follow suit and help keep the tradition of paying homage continuing.

André 3000 announced last year that he will be turning the custom jumpsuits he wore as part of OutKast's reunion tour into a series of t-shirts, which perhaps Big K.R.I.T. was subtly rocking on the show. The 47 jumpsuits that were created feature a variety of slogans, including "art or fart?" and other messages.

For the performance on The Tonight Show, Saadiq played the guitar and provided supporting vocals, alongside Big K.R.I.T., with the Roots performing backing music. Overall, it was quite an enjoyable performance, and the musicians fit well together on stage.

The Tonight Show is known for showcasing a wide variety of performers on its show, in addition to interviews, comedy sketches, celebrity games and all sorts of featured guests.

You can check out Big K.R.I.T.'s performance below:

What did you think of the MC's performance? Do you think we'll see a 2015 tour in support of his latest album, Cadillactica? Are you a fan of The Tonight Show?

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