It would appear that the Roots and Ice Cube’s impromptu cover of NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” a few months ago was not in vain. The Roots linked up with Q-Tip last night in Chicago during their stop there for Hennessy Artistry series. The Abstract and Roots MC Black Thought kick off the track and handle their verses with ease. And just as he did on the Fallon segment, guitarist Capt. Kirk filled in for Eazy E’s verse here. Unfortunately his microphone was acting up so Q-Tip had to rush over and help out, but you can still pick up a majority of the words. As someone who has seen the Roots a handful of times, I still can’t get over how ridiculously ill their live shows can be. Anyone doubting their abilities in concert can look no further than the above video.