“Gangsta” f. The Roots (Live On Fallon) (Video)


    The Tune-Yards live show really elevates Merrill Garbus’ songs to a whole other level, as viewers of Jimmy Fallon’s show discovered last night (Aug. 1). There’s a great recurring shot of the FX pedals the singer uses to manipulate her voice in this version of “Gangsta,” which provides some valuable insight into her working methods. The Roots lend a helping hand here, with Black Thought even going above and beyond the call of duty and delivering a guest rap at the midway point. Somehow this is Garbus’ first appearance on national TV, but it’s unlikely to be the last. [via The Audio Perv]