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Black Simon and Garfunkel are back, this time singing Lorde's 'Royals' -- VIDEO

Black Simon and Garfunkel made their first appearance on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, performing Lorde’s “Royals” with their special brand of folky, Uptown hep.

Frequent guests on host Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night, the duo — made up of The Roots’ Questlove and “Captain” Kirk Douglas  — were a special request out of the Fallon’s Suggestion Box.

Our only suggestions: These segments should be a little longer, and Tonight needs to let us know where to pick up that Black Simon and Garfunkel box set.

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Black Simon and Garfunkel cover Katy Perry's 'Roar' -- VIDEO

Watch out Katy– there’s a duo that might give you a run for your money.

Last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, The Roots members “Captain” Kirk Douglas and ?uestlove teamed up again as Black Simon and Garfunkel to perform Katy Perry’s Roar.

Draped in their usual all-black attire, the duo delivered an acoustic canorous twist on Katy’s hit with a splash of sound effects and a bit more emphasis on the roar.

Honestly, I think they should really take their act on tour, but I’m waiting for them to get signed. Don’t you agree? Watch and decide below. READ FULL STORY

Questlove responds to George Zimmerman verdict

Who doesn’t love Questlove?

In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict Saturday night, it seems everyone has weighed in with an opinion about the controversial case. In a column for the Huffington Post, the Roots drummer Questlove opened up about his own feelings about the decision, and related it to his experiences as “exotic-looking me (6’2″, 300 pounds, uncivilized afro for starters) [who] finds himself in places that people that look like me aren’t normally found.”

In the lengthy essay (which you should really go read in its entirety!) he discusses how it’s a “crazy way to live” to always be trained to defer to others, and constantly be worrying about making others uncomfortable with your presence. “In the beginning (let’s say 2002 when the gates of ‘Hey, Ahmir, would you like to come to [name swanky elitist place]?’ opened), initially I’d say ‘no’ — mostly because it’s been hammered in my DNA to not ‘rock the boat’ — which, since I wanna keep it real, means not make ‘certain people’ feel uncomfortable.” READ FULL STORY

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