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The Roots & Bilal Perform “It Ain’t Fair” On Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” (Watch Now)

Watch The Roots and Bilal perform their “Detroit” collaboration on Fallon’s “Tonight Show.”

The Roots and Bilal on Fallon | NBC

Update: The Roots and Bilal took the stage in the closing segment of Monday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

They performed “It Ain’t Fair,” which appears on the soundtrack to “Detroit.”

A video of the performance and photos from the taping follow:

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0720 – — Pictured: (l-r) Bilal and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots perform “It Ain’t Fair” on August 7, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0720 – — Pictured: (l-r) Bilal and Mark Kelley, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, and Kirk “Captain Kirk” Douglas of The Roots perform “It Ain’t Fair” on August 7, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0720 – — Pictured: (l-r) Bilal with James Poyser and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots perform “It Ain’t Fair” on August 7, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0720 – — Pictured: (l-r) Actress Aubrey Plaza with host Jimmy Fallon during “Think Fast” on August 7, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0720 – — Pictured: (l-r) Actress Aubrey Plaza during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on August 7, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0720 – — Pictured: (l-r) Actor Jeff Bridges during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on August 7, 2017 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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In-house band The Roots has a presence on every episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

It has a special presence on Monday’s episode.

Accompanied by Bilal, the band closes the show with a performance of “Detroit” soundtrack cut “It Ain’t Fair.”

The performance concludes an episode that also features Jeff Bridges and Aubrey Plaza.

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