Will Smith x Jimmy Fallon Beatbox And Rap "It Takes Two" On The Tonight Show
Continuing their run of throwback rap collaborations, Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon dropped a hip-hop bomb on The Tonight Show last night. After showing Will a couple recap shots of his sly recreation of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Jimmy made it clear he had music on his mind, noting "You're a famous rapper, and I'm a classically-trained beatboxer," before pulling out an iPad loaded with an audio looping app and proceeding to drop a surprisingly solid drum and kick beatbox. From there, things really took off.
Not to be outdone, Big Will offered his own a capella doses of bass and treble, and by the time both laid down that familiar "Woo...yea!" it was clear exactly where the night was headed. From their chairs, Fallon and Smith traded clean-cut bars over the multiform beatbox, but neither could stay seated for very long. Cue: The Legendary Roots Crew. "I'm not internationally known, me and The Roots come from the same home," the Philly-born Smith spat, just before he and Jimmy leaped up and got the crowd into the game, their beatbox topped-off by real instruments, courtesy of the greatest live band on television. The Roots supplied the hip-hop, the two celeb-MCs brought the hype, and all of America was treated to a brief trip back to 1988. Watch it below.