Weirdness: The Roots Perform an Awesome Mario Rap on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Disses Luigi, rap battle should happen...
For those that don't know, The Roots are a critically acclaimed, Grammy winning band, that also serves as the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Some of you may also be aware that Fallon has been doing a lot of post-E3 coverage, so games have been a prominent part of his show in the past week.
That theme has setup what is a particularly enjoyable TV moment for Mario fans, as The Roots performed a brief rap about the Mario Bros. series; not only is the rap itself nice and faithful to the franchise — aside from a couple of minor things — but it's a darn catchy remix of the iconic theme tune. It's undoubtedly clever, though Luigi's cowardly persona does get called out; fans of the green one should prepare to be indignant.
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