Live Footage: De La Soul and The Roots Perform “Stakes Is High” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Last night, we had a rare and very special moment in hip-hop history: the surviving members of De La Soul were on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about the long-awaited, highly-desired release of their beloved material on streaming platforms. They also performed “Stakes Is High” with The Roots — and with Black Thought doing Dave’s verses.

Obviously, throughout the entire segment, Dave’s loss is palpable and undeniable. It’s bittersweet that he’s not here to see the response from fans, the cognoscenti and others. But let’s remember that the “The Native Tongues have officially been reinstated” — forever and ever, y’all.

Long live Dave! Long Live De La Soul!