Freestylin With The Roots On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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The Roots recently had a chance to flaunt their improvisational skills on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The band teamed with host Jimmy Fallon to recruit a couple of willing audience members. Their job was to learn enough about their volunteers to make up songs about them on the fly. Welcome to Freestylin With The Roots - a segment that begins with a Cephus & Reesie inspired intro and ends with a pair of rousing numbers the band makes up on the fly. Their recruits inspire them to sing about Earth Day and flying around planet Chili's on hover boards in the future. Black Thought and the band deliver a Sinatra-inspired performance that moves seamlessly into rock, proving how versatile and hilarious they truly are. As if that weren't enough, Jimmy Fallon closes the sketch by presenting The Roots with a platinum plaque for selling 1 million copies of their 1999 LP Things Fall Apart. Big up to The Legendary Roots Crew! Check the footage below.