José James - "Trouble" Live On Jay Leno

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José James performed the hell out of his song "Trouble" live on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night, sounding less like the many "New D'Angelo" comparisons his critically-acclaimed album No Beginning, No End has garnered (less meaningful now that we got our old D'Angelo back!) and more like the ghost of Gil Scott in a scat-battle with Sly Stone and Dwele. For real--if, in the immortal words of G.U.R.U., it's mostly the voice, then José James has already won, we just don't know it yet. Watch him get loose below and purchase No Beginning, No End here (via iTunes).