Wu-Tang’s GZA, k.i.d.’s Kara Lane, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello & The Roots on Fallon

Wu-Tang’s GZA, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, The Roots and a spectacular, mysterious female singer (more on her below) performed a mind-blowing, hip hop meets monster rock cover of Babe Ruth’s “The Mexican” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. There’s also a brief breakdancing cameo by B-boy legend Crazy Legs.

It took some digging, but I’m excited to announce the name of the female singer – listed as “anonymous” in the song’s credits and so far ignored by most other music sites sharing this video – is Kara Lane of indie-pop duo k.i.d. You’re welcome.

k.i.d. Official Site

Luscious Jackson: New Mp3 & Album!!!!!

Luscious Jackson are back!!! I was just thinking this morning, as I was listening to Hole’s Celebrity Skin, about all the great albums, movies and books the “Millennial” generation has never heard of and briefly contemplated compiling a list before I remembered I barely have time to post about new music anymore. Luscious Jackson would be on that list. While many reference their hits “Naked Eye” from 1996’s Fever In Fever Out and “Ladyfingers” from 1999’s Electric Honey, my favorite LJ song remains pop/funk/disco tune “Here” from their 1994 debut, Natural Ingredients. Luscious Jackson will release their long-awaited, fan-funded, fourth album, Magic Hour, on November 5th on their own City Song record label. You can hear the new track, “Show Us What You Got,” and download a free, legal mp3 of “Are You Ready?” below…

Luscious Jackson

Buy @ Amazon (Available Nov. 5th)