The Roots’ Harry Potter rap on Fallon: Tonight Show crew drops serious knowledge.
The Roots Wrote a Rap About Harry Potter, and It’s Riddikulus
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June 19 2014 2:48 PM

The Roots Wrote a Rap About Harry Potter


In what I can only assume was an effort to one-up Drake’s rap about the Hunger Games (you’re welcome for that photoshop, by the way, Aubrey) the Roots gamely agreed to deliver a verse about Harry Potter on the Tonight Show last night.

The band laid down the beat, Black Thought brought some serious HP knowledge, and they deserve bonus points for the stretch that manages to rhyme “humble more,” ”Dumbledore,” “Voldemort,” and “rumble more.”

Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

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