Talib Kweli & BJ The Chicago Kid Get Soulful With “The One I Love” On ‘The Late Show’


It was a smooth, soulful affair Monday night (Jan. 29) on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert as veteran Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli stopped by to perform “The One I love” featuring Chi-town crooner BJ The Chicago Kid. The tune comes from Kweli’s late 2017 effort Radio Silence, his eighth studio album.

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Under serene blue stage lights, Kweli and BJ were backed by Boston bluegrass band The Whiskey Boys, packed with live bass, guitar, and crisp drums.

BJ’s baby-soft vocals opened up the performance as he sang the sentimental hook, “Forget them chicks and them other girls you’re the one I love.” The Black Star member, donning a sharp black suit and tan top-hat followed up, kicking into a smooth flow, slowly progressing in pace as the tune went on.

​Check out the performance below.

This story was first posted to Billboard.com