During the season premiere of “Black-ish” on ABC last night m, an illustrated version of the Roots sang a “Schoolhouse Rock”-esque educational song about slavery. It opens with Black Thought singing, “I am a slave/Yes, I’m only a slave/They’ll place my body in an unmarked grave.” Watch the animated video here. The Roots also released the song “It Ain’t Fair,” in July, from the soundtrack to Detroit, Kathryn Bigelow’s film about the 12th Street riot in 1967.
Ryan Gosling is hosting the 43rd season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow. JAY-Z is also set to join him as the musical guest. The two are featured in a pair of the classic promotional teasers for the episode. Tomorrow night’s “SNL” will be JAY-Z’s first solo performance on the show in over 7 years. Watch the teasers here.
Fleet Foxes have been on the television circuit as of late to promote their new album Crack-Up. After performing on “Colbert” last night, they appeared on “CBS This Morning Saturday” earlier today. They performed from Electric Lady Studios live and they played a series of songs from the new album: “Third of May,” “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me,” and “Fool’s Errand.” Watch performances of the latter two songs below.
“The Mayor” is an upcoming sitcom about a struggling rapper who becomes mayor after trying to promote his new mixtape by entering the race. clipping. rapper and an original Hamilton cast member Daveed Diggs has been signed as its executive producer. It also has been announced that clipping. has recorded all the original music for the show, as Entertainment Weekly reports. “The Mayor” will debut this fall on ABC. Watch the trailer for the show below.
A new soundtrack for “Mr. Robot” has been announced. The album, Mr. Robot V.3 features composer Mac Quayle’s score for the show’s second season. It is set to be out digitally on June 9th through Lakeshore Records. A special vinyl LP package is also planned to be out later this year via Invada Records in partnership with Lakeshore. Listen to a new song from the soundtrack, “2.3_1-steel-v4lley.webm below.” A second volume of Quayle’s “Mr. Robot” Season 2 score, Mr. Robot V.4, is due to come out digitally and on CD later this summer.
The critically-acclaimed Fox TV show, “Bob’s Burgers,” which has previously teamed up with artists including the National and Sleater-Kinney, is releasing an album through Sub Pop. The Bob’s Burgers Music Album, which is set to be out on May 12th will feature 112 short songs from the regular cast members like Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, and John Roberts. Featured guests include Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Fred Armisen, and Zach Galifianakis. The release will also include the Bob’s Buskers series where St. Vincent, the National, Stephin Merritt, and more covered Bob’s Burgers songs. Check out the full tracklist here.
Watch the National and Låpsley’s cover of “Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom” below as well as cast’s performance of the track, the theme song and an unboxing video:
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” on Netflix is returning for a third season. To celebrate the announcement of its air date—May 19th—the show released a trailer where Titus Andromedon (Tituss Burgess) patrols the streets with a baseball bat, like Beyoncé’s Lemonade. It is soundtracked by a parody of “Hold Up,” sung by Titus himself. Watch it out below.