The Roots Perform "It Ain't Fair" From Detroit on The Tonight Show
GRAMMY® Award-winning multi platinum hip-hop icons The Roots delivered an unheard of 6+ minute performance of their latest track entitled "It Ain't Fair (feat. Bilal)" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, in conjunction with the critically acclaimed new film DETROIT. "'It Ain't Fair' was designed to emphasize the importance of social justice through the prism of late-sixties Detroit, which means many things culturally and politically, and also certain things musically,' says The Roots drummer and producer Questlove. Watch their performance HERE.
"It's been fifty years since the events of this film, but the powerful images I saw on the screen reminded me that we're still going through the same things now," says Questlove. "That knowledge produces anger, but not despair: music has the power to express both anguish and hope." The DETROIT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack captures light amidst one of America's darkest times by illuminating the power at the heart of the Motown, Detroit, and late sixties cultures all at once. It's the sound of change in the face of oppression and a moment of revolution brought to life in song and on screen.