Six months in the past, Tobe Nwigwe debuted the video for his tune “Eat” as a part of an intensive and seemingly countless string of self-released singles showcasing the self-contained inventive manufacturing facility he’s created along with his spouse Fat, enterprise associate/producer Lanell Grant, and director Nate Edwards. Last evening, they introduced their elaborate creations to late-night tv for the primary time, performing “Eat” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and ensuring it was an expertise not one of the present’s viewers will ever neglect.
The efficiency, which was pre-taped as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, featured an attention-grabbing mod look, putting every of Tobe’s band members on a separate, social-distancing-approved round stage, as masked fashions cat-walked via the background, then hit the spacious ground for one more of Tobe’s elegantly-choreographed routines. Meanwhile, Tobe’s match did as a lot speaking as his bars did, as he flexed an enormous puffer trench bearing the likenesses of Breonna Taylor and revolutionary Fred Hampton beneath the slogan “It’s hard to sleep these days.” Both Hampton and Taylor had been killed by legislation enforcement officers of their sleep throughout raids on their properties.
Tobe’s ongoing launch marketing campaign has to date included songs like “The Truth,” “Pistol,” and “Tundah Fiyah” and featured friends like Big KRIT, Black Thought, Bun B, D Smoke, and Trae The Truth. Tobe additionally carried out a canopy of Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes’ 1975 traditional “Wake Up Everybody.” You can watch beneath.
Watch Tobe’s late-night debut above.