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Thanks again, Jimmy Fallon for making the internet just a little bit better with another great video. In this case, it's Brian Williams rapping Snoop Doggy Dogg's classic hit "Gin and Juice." The practice of editing together a bunch of clips to make a rap isn't exactly new. In fact, Fallon's been doing this with Brian Williams' news segments since his Late Night days.
Here's one from last year that has Williams rapping part of Warren G and Nate Dogg's "Regulate."
Williams "rapped" Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations" in this one, from July of last year...
And then there's this one, which is from earlier this year, which has Williams rapping "Rapper's Delight."
I think the best parts are when one of the reporters chimes, like we saw with "six in the morning," which anyone who's familiar with the song might have expected or at least hoped for. Going with classic rap songs also helps to keep the segment fresh enough. And I like how all of them seem to end up with the same shot of Williams staring straight into the camera.
Williams was actually on The Tonight Show to talk about these rapping videos...
Williams hasn't been the only one rapping on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, though Anne Hathaway's recent appearance on the late night talk show was a bit more voluntary on her part, and Jimmy Fallon made good use of it by having her sing Broadway versions of classic rap songs...
Watching Fallon at the piano while Hathaway does drastically altered rap song covers reminds me of Ben Fold's cover of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Aint Shit". And also, of course, probably Fallon's best recurring rapping segment, which is his History of Rap videos with Justin Timberlake.