Kanye West paid a surprise visit to the set of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform “Bound 2” accompanied by Charlie Wilson and The Roots (the only warning the universe had was this last minute tweet from Late Night Jimmy himself). The last minute set was the first live performance of the standout track from Yeezus that pulled out all the stops. And by “stops” we mean funk legend and Gap Band alum Charlie Wilson and a pair of leather chaps that read ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ on them. That is, officially, all the stops. If you’ve ever wondered what people are referring to when they use the phrase ‘all the stops’ now you know, so don’t throw that shit around willy nilly unless you have Charlie Wilson, The Legendary and a pair of leather EW&F chaps in the next room to make your hyperbole a reality. Like the man said, anything can happen. #NoJoke.
Cool thing about doing a show in NYC — anyone can drop by. @KanyeWest surprised us and performed “Bound 2” tonight on Late Night! #nojoke
Charlie Wilson added his trademark adlibs to the hook for the stomping tune that throws back to West’s earliest projects packed with soul samples driven by his signature laid back flow. The performance comes ahead of the Yeezus Tour, kicking off in Seattle on October 19th. Check the footage below to view Kanye West’s performance of “Bound 2” live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Purchase Kanye’s latest LP Yeezus via iTunes.