Jimmy Fallon x Will Smith Present 'The Evolution Of Hip-Hop Dancing' On Tonight Show Debut
On the debut of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fallon and The Roots did what they do best, bringing musical comedy that the hip-hop generation can relate to. The formula Fallon and the Legendary have perfected with Justin Timberlake on their famous “History of Hip-Hop” medleys was put to good use with inaugural guest Will Smith AKA The Fresh Prince (shouldn’t he be the Fresh King by now? Fresh Emperor, perhaps?) on a segment called “The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing” (Okaypayer followers will recognize this as the bit that Questlove & The Roots were rehearsing in the sneak peak we shared on instagram yesterday–specifically the “Hip-Hop Hooray” into “Superfreak”/”Can’t Touch This” transition).
We don’t want to ruin all the fun for you but besides the pure it’s-funny-because-it’s-true humor of taking the old school (The “Biz Dance”) to the new school (the “Stanky Legg” et al.) some special highlights along the way include “The Fish Eye”; “The I’m About To Break Dance” and of course “The Carlton.” Of course not every hip-hop dancer believes in evolution. But professors Fallon and Smith have bravely decided to “teach the controversy.” Now press play and let them Teach You How To Dougie below: