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Kendrick Lamar and the Roots Go Deep In ‘Swimming Pools’ on ‘Fallon’

Lamar performs the utterly sober song about getting utterly wasted

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // October 3, 2012

It’s always something special when the Roots sit in with one of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon‘s musical guests — well, almost always (apologies to Chiddy Bang). Last night, Kendrick Lamar teamed up with the legendary rap band to perform a particularly stirring rendition of “Swimming Pool (Drank),” a very sober-sounding song about being anything but. The Compton rapper and Dr. Dre discipl sported a hoody as he delivered the moody song’s message, while ?uestlove added pitched down overdubs and battled trappy hi-hats with live drumming. The rest of the group sat deep in the cut, crafting some otherworldly atmosphere for Lamar to do his thing. Good look, guys. Revisit the official music video for “Swimming Pool (Drank)” while you’re at it.