Fresh f hitting the Grammy stage, Anderson .Paak was back on his performance grind Tuesday night (Feb. 14) performing “What More Can I Say” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with Knxwledge as their group NxWorries. The track is f the group’s Yes Lawd! album, which dropped back in October to a warm reception.
For the performance, .Paak is a man caught between two lovers, singing from a couch as Knxwledge plays an MPC pad nearby. It’s a subversive performance on Valentine’s Day, .Paak not a smitten lover but rather despondent as he finds himself alone at the end. “It’s always the simple things, I’m caught up again/It’s so hard for me,” he sings, sporting a two-piece pajama set. The singer stays in character even as Fallon steps on stage, shaking his head in frustration.
At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this past weekend, .Paak performed with A Tribe Called Quest, a politically-minded set that paid tribute to fallen Tribe member Phife Dawg. “To all those people around the world,” Q-Tip said, “all those people who are pushing people who are in power to represent them, tonight, we represent you. And we also dedicate this to our brother who’s not here, Phife Dawg.” Together the two acts performed “Award Tour,” “We the People,” “Come Down” and “Movin Backwards” and were joined by Busta Rhymes and Consequence.
Watch NxWorries perform “What More Can I Say” below.
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