Chris Rock & Questlove on Juan Epstein

Have a couple hours on your hand this Thanksgiving?

I suggest you carve out some time (no pun intended) to let this run in the background: Chris Rock and Questlove talk with Peter Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds on the Juan Epstein podcast, recalling some awesome stories and having a genuinely good time throughout.

Among them: Questlove begins the video portion above by recalling how he found out about Biggie’s death. It’s a fascinating tale that brings us back to how Biggie and The Roots weren’t all the way right before the untimely passing.

Also: Chris Rock calls Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy the best album of the past 50 years. Damn. Strong words, but said without doubt by Rock. He also describes some in-studio experiences of the album like when he himself recorded his part for “Blame Game”. The full pod is below — a shorter 20 minute clip is above (extracted from the 18 minute mark in the full 2 hours.) Great stuff from Juan Epstein.

The Roots Jason Segel Family Feud

You can always count on Jimmy Fallon when it comes to great group games on late night TV. Here, he went all out with a game of Family Feud with host Steve Harvey and pitting him, Jason Segel, and his announcer versus The Roots! What ensues is pretty entertaining with Harvey actually taking the cake with his playful no nonsense attitude. I’m a fan of Segel’s but unfortunately he didn’t do too much in the game, ha! Enjoy.

#Hashtag2 with Jimmy Fallon & Jonah Hill

Jimmy Fallon is off to a great start for The Tonight Show as he continues to give a renewed freshness to past viral sketches: #Hashtag2 being the latest, and sequel to Fallon & Justin Timberlake’s original. Above, Fallon and Jonah Hill comment on our society’s overuse of hashtags with a hilarious conversation that snowballs into 1994 when Friends started and Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice” reigned atop the charts. Questlove is one of the two cameos in this 2-minute video (I don’t want to spoil the other surprise) and, well, he says what we’re all thinking.

One more bonus Fallon video to enjoy: NBC’s Brian Williams rapping Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”. Loved this one too.

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