Watch De La Soul, DJ Shadow perform “Rocket Fuel” on ‘Kimmel’

Assisted by a five-piece horn section.

On Tuesday night, DJ Shadow recruited hip hop outfit De La Soul to perform their latest collab, “Rocket Fuel,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Before they launched into their energetic performance, rappers Kelvin Mercer and Dave Jolicoeur hyped up the crowd by requesting them to join in during the chorus. “We’re here to take a ride,” Mercer told the screaming audience. “But we need your help!”

Shadow helmed the decks alongside DJ Melo D and turntablist Babu, the trio working the wheels effortlessly. The elaborate performance was topped off with a five-piece horn section, who helped bring the song to life.


“Rocket Fuel” appears on DJ Shadow’s latest album, Our Pathetic Age. The LP, which dropped last Friday, also includes the tracks “Urgent, Important, Please Read” and “Rosie.”

Watch their Kimmel performance below:

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