Tuesday had plenty of hip-hop Halloween hi-jinx, including Thundercat‘s funky performance of “Them Changes” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Thundercat has a reputation for being a bit of an odd duck…er…cat, and even in costume he’s always stayed true to himself.
Dressing up as “Chiaotzu,” a cult-favorite human character from popular anime franchise Dragon Ball Z, Thundercat defied a lot of late-night television performance conventions. After sitting in with the show’s house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Batiste himself introduced Thundercat (instead of host Colbert), but then instead of going right into the song took the time to pause and say “thank you.” In any other context it wouldn’t be that weird, but given the rigid conventions of TV, it’s a pretty refreshingly different interaction.
This fleshed-out arrangement of “Them Changes” followed. While Thundercat is no stranger to the Ed Sullivan Theater stage, having performed there before with Kendrick Lamar, even the camera angles showed Thundercat was making this moment all his own, for a unforgettable Halloween treat.
– If you want your Halloween fun to continue, Travis Scott is selling Travis Scott masks, which give us goosebumps every time.
– Get ready for Holiday shopping season with Nicki Minaj‘s H&M commercial!
– Mick Jenkins channels Eddie Murphy for “Vampire in Brooklyn.”
– According to Westside Gunn his collaboration with MF DOOM began with a meeting at a gas station.
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