Common & Black Thought freestyle on Jimmy Fallon

Attention readers who think today’s era of emcees are the best: they’re not.

Common and Black Thought are two of the wittiest freestylers to ever hold a mic and they put that on full display tonight on Jimmy Fallon. Common’s interview turned into the Wheel of Freestyle as Fallon’s team comes up with three random words for the emcees to intertwine into a rap. It’s impossible to really stage this and you can tell with some of the natural flubs that it’s truly off the top. Three raps in all and they’re all fun. I especially enjoyed Common’s last one so stick all the way through above.

As for the interview, here’s what should reel you in like it did me.

And finally, Common shows off his Chicago roots too. (no pun intended.)