Throwback Thursday: Bilal x The Roots x Robert Glasper "Since I've Been Loving You" @ The 1st OKP Holiday Jam
Tonight, your hard-working Okayplayer staff will be celebrating the holiday season at our 6th annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam. But before we open the doors to what’s certain to be another legendary event, let’s rewind back to the very first OKP Holiday Jam, held in 2007 at The Box in NYC. One of the highlights of the evening was a cuh-razy performance from Bilal, who strolled on stage smoking a corncob pipe Frosty The Snowman style.
Check out this video we shot from the audience of Bilal murdering Led Zeppelin‘s “Since I’ve Been Loving You.” We wish we had been able to keep the camera running… but someone (not naming names) asked us to turn it off just as Bilal was about to go into his cover of Radiohead‘s “Everything In It’s Right Place.”
Special shout out to George Gomez for being smart enough to archive this one for us!