Watch The Roots Kill This Freestyle About Harry Potter
By Lauren Herstik on June 19, 2014
The Roots, Jimmy Fallon’s house band on The Tonight Show are essentially our nation’s barometer for what is empirically cool. And now have bestowed the badass blessing on all things Harry Potter with a brilliant rap that nimbly encompasses a good chunk of wizarding world news.
Tariq breaks it down over The Roots’ magically smooth beat and he covers all bases: Butterbeer, Diagon Alley, Gryffindor, Hermione, Voldemort – which, if you review that list, is a comprehensive collection of the most difficult words to rhyme. So books nerds, rejoice, we get some real street cred with this one.
What else do you think The Roots should freestyle about? Let us know in the comments below or at Nerdist Music! Our finger’s are crossed for Pokemon themed performance in the very near future.