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Philadelphia Mayor Performs ‘Rapper’s Delight’ With ‘Tonight Show’ Band The Roots (Video)

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“Tonight Show” band The Roots helped Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter impress his constituents on Saturday with a performance of “Rapper’s Delight.”
The politician joined Jimmy Fallon‘s friends on stage at the Philly 4th of July Jam, the Pennsylvania city’s annual Independence Day celebration, and rapped the entire song without missing a beat. He completed ...
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9 Hip Hop-Inspired Films to Get You Ready For 'Dope'

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Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance hit "Dope" sent critics over the moon with its fresh new take on what's been called "the post-hip hop generation." While that label is up for debate, it's impossible to deny the other inventive hip hop inspired films that have led up to this moment. With the film opening in select theaters this weekend, we've decided to round up nine of the best ...
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Oh, Yeaaah! Watch Jeb Bush Slow Jam the News with Jimmy Fallon

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Jeb Bush showed off his sensual side Tuesday on The Tonight Show-- or at least he tried.The former governor of Florida joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to slow jam the news of his presidential bid, with the latter two adding a bit of sex appeal to the announcement."You gotta listen to Little Jebby, ...

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Video: Ed Sheeran and The Roots Cover Fetty Wap's 'Tap Queen'

Posted 1 month ago
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The British singer plays an acoustic version of Fetty Wap's biggest hit to date while he hangs out with The Roots at the backstage of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'.
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Ed Sheeran Finds His Inner 'Trap Queen' With Fetty Wap Cover

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Ed Sheeran returns to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with another unusual song cover on Wednesday (June 3) in New York City.
This time, the 24-year-old singer is putting his own spin on Fetty Wap‘s “Trap Queen” with some help from Jimmy‘s house band, The Roots.
Earlier this week, Ed made an appearance in a Late Night skit where he promoted a fake heavy metal ...
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Stan & Deliver: Why Hip-Hop Fans Hate Talking Nas

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I have been a Knicks fan since I was 11 or 12 years old.  Even with the misery of sitting through a season of inept play and intentional tanking, there remains a place in my heart for a team that played with grit and determination and, if it not for a certain number 23, might have won a ring or two. My fandom, however deep, remains realistic. Patrick Ewing wasn't the greatest player ever. John ...
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Watch Madonna and Jimmy Fallon Perform "Holiday" with Classroom Instruments

Posted 3 months ago
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Madonna joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on Thursday's Tonight Show for a special performance of her hit "Holiday."Where every Game of Thrones character is right nowWith everyone decked out in Hawaiian shirts but her, Madonna led the group's classroom instruments rendition. And when the Queen of ...

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Madonna Makes Her Stand-Up Comedy Debut on ‘The Tonight Show’ (Video)

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When it comes to stand-up comedy, Madonna is still like a v*rgin.
The world-renowned singer appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday and admitted she has always had a desire to try her hand at comedy.
“I always do extravaganzas. They cost a billion dollars to make. I get carted around in nine planes,” Madonna said. “And sometimes I dream ...
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Madonna Singing 'Holiday' With Classroom Instruments Is Reason To Celebrate

Posted 3 months ago
Jimmy Fallon just got Madonna to sing with his classroom instrument band because he knew it would be, it would be so nice.

The Queen of Pop was joined by Fallon and The Roots for the very special version of "Holiday" on Thursday. The "Tonight Show" host has already covered hit songs on classroom instruments with greats like Idina Menzel and Robin Thicke, but this version ...
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Madonna Performs 'Holiday' With Jimmy Fallon & The Roots on Classroom Instruments - Watch Now!

Posted 3 months ago
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Madonna dons some super cool shades while performing her classic hit “Holiday” during The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (April 9) in New York City.
The 56-year-old entertainer was joined by host Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots. Watch the video below!
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