Chance The Rapper Leads Boyz II Men-Inspired Obama Ode & More On SNL [Videos]

first_imgLast night, multiple GRAMMY-winning Chicago artist Chance The Rapper joined Saturday Night Live (SNL) as their weekly guest host. The famously against-the-grain young artist proved to be a highly entertaining MC for the evening. First, in his opening monologue, Chance explained that he wasn’t there to promote any project–he was just trying to become the “Mariah Carey of Thanksgiving.” He used that as an introduction for a new holiday-appropriate song (“It’s Thanksgiving time, the one day a year/where you invite the folks that you normally fear./It’s Thanksgiving time when you are forced to see/every single bad apple on your whole family tree.).Watch Chance the Rapper’s opening monologue below via Saturday Night Live (SNL) on YouTubeChance The Rapper Inspires Chicago Bulls To Donate $1 Million To Chicago Public SchoolsChance appeared in a number of great skits and shorts throughout the episode, including playing an overly excited kid on school career day, a hockey announcer, a member of a scorned old-school 70’s hip hop pioneer speaking out about ignorant young rappers who don’t know their roots.Watch the “Rap History” sketch from last night, featuring hilarious cameos from Questlove, Common, and, of course Chance The Rapper about fictional MC “Lil Doo Doo”, played by Pete Davidson:The highlight of Chance’s top-notch SNL stint, however, was a short music video featuring him alongside cast members Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd that channeled the vintage early-90s output of superstar R&B crooners Boyz II Men, featuring the same lavishly-decorated sets, spoken heartfelt interludes–the whole nine yards. The video begins as a familiarly wistful lament to a past flame that’s moved on, but it’s not until the song’s first chorus that you realize who they’re singing to: former President Barack Obama. As the parody trio (dubbed De-Von-Tre) sings, “Every night, I turn the TV on and cry / I say why, I feel like we’re all gonna die / So come back, Barack,” the trio sing. “Even though it’s not allowed / We want you back somehow / I need you in my life / So come back, Barack / We didn’t know what we had / Now things are looking bad / Like really bad, like world war bad, like nuclear bad / So come back, Barack.”Watch Chance The Rapper, Kenan Thompson, and Chris Redd’s “Come Back Barack” parody from Saturday Night Live:Watch Chance The Rapper Debut A New Song Live On The Late Show With Stephen ColbertChance also took great joy in announcing the episode’s musical guest, polarizing hip-hop heavyweight Eminem, who performed a medley of his 2017 track “Walk On Water”, his powerful 2000 classic “Stan”, and his 2010smash hit Rihanna collaboration “Love The Way You Lie”. You can watch the video below via SNL on YouTube:last_img read more

Rohr Advises Iheanacho to Leave Man City

first_imgIheanacho was a shadow of himself in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on June 10 in Uyo.His lack of impact was apparently an outcome of his lack of regular playing time at City in the English Premier League.The 20- year-old forward strolled the pack against the Bafana Bafana and he let out frustration at the Eagles bench when he was substituted late into the match which Nigeria lost 2-0.But information at our disposal last night, revealed that Rohr attributed non-fitness of some of his players as reason for the defeat to South Africa.The coach, who maintained an unbeaten run in six matches before the meltdown in Uyo, made this startling assessment at a meeting with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Committee last week.We gathered that Rohr admitted that failure of Alex Iwobi of Arsenal and Iheanacho to click and dominate, arose from irregular playing time at their respective clubs in England.Iheanacho made the headlines in his first season at Man City under coach Manuel Pellegrino as a goal scoring super sub and a teen sensation.But strangely, he spent more time on the bench last year after the Chilean departed and Pep Guardiola became the manager at Etihad Stadium.The Spaniard rated Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero ahead of Iheanacho in the first team.Though there have been reports linking Iheanacho with possible transfer to West Ham, Leicester, Crystal Palace and Newcastle, the former U-17 star has insisted on fighting for his position at Man City next season.But Rohr has cautioned that he has become redundant at Man City and should consider the option of a transfer or a season long loan to knock him back into shape.The coach voiced concern that Iheanacho’s lack of match fitness was not in the national team interest ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying matches against Cameroon in August and September.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSuper Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has advised Kelechi Iheanacho to leave Manchester City this Summer in order to be assured of regular playing time.last_img read more