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Watch Jimmy Fallon Reveal What Questlove & Black Thought Looked Like Before the Afro & Beard

Source: NBC

In an interview about upcoming projects, Jimmy Fallon surprised The Roots with some never-before-seen photos.

Over the years, The Roots‘ personal style has become nearly as ubiquitous as their music. In particular, Questlove’s signature Afro and Black Thought’s beard.

READ: Questlove Says This Group Is The Most Underappreciated Hip-Hop Artist Of All Time

So it caught viewers by surprise when during an interview about the upcoming AMC series Songs That Shook America on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon uncovered some rarely-seen photos of a fresh-faced Questlove and Black Thought from high school.

Source: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Source: The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

WATCH: Black Thought Discusses Mental Health Struggles, Parents’ Deaths & More On Stretch & Bobbito’s ‘What’s Good’

Before the reveal, Questlove explained the process behind Songs‘ choice of anthems, as well as the creation of his Mixtape Potluck Cookbook collaboration with Martha Stewart. Quest went on to reveal that, in addition to being one of the greatest rappers ever, Black Thought was one of the best chefs ever. “I feel like this whole food space I’m in is more like impostor syndrome,” he said. Thought went as far as to say he may enjoy cooking more than rapping. “It’s a different medium, it’s more therapeutic.”

View the interviews below. (At around the 6:40 mark are the big reveals.)

 

 

Torry Threadcraft

Torry Threadcraft is a writer who covers music, sports, and culture. You can find his daily ramblings and culinary takes at @dreadcraft.

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