Taking time out from their super serious acting careers to divulge in their hobby of singing songs, Common and Ice Cube dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform Real People off the soundtrack for their new film Barbershop: The Next Cut (no seriously). It capped off an emotional and eventful week for Cube, with N.W.A’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame followed by a ludicrously enjoyable Twitter feud with Kiss’ Gene Simmons (because why not?)
House band The Roots joined in on the performance of the track which preaches togetherness, community and an end to violence, according to Rolling Stone, with the two artists definitively burying the hatchet of a decades long beef with the most likely U.N sanctioned hatchet burying process of shaking hands in solidarity.
Common discussed his history with N.W.A, including about when he opened up for the rap group in the 80’s and why he decided to join the cast for the new film: “First of all it’s a fun movie, it’s a comedy. It just has a message with heart about really the community and how communities need to take care of themselves. It’s based in Chicago and there’s been a lot of violence in Chicago but the movie is about hope and based on hope and inspiration; but it deals with the subject in a real way.”
In case you’re trying to come up with ideas for a Mother’s Day present, Barbershop: The Next Cut Official Soundtrack is out now via Atlantic Records.
And now, Common shows off his break dance moves