Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 radio show had a mind-blowing moment when The Roots’ Black Thought took the mic for a 10-minute freestyle over the beat of Mobb Deep’s “The Learning (Burn).” The Root’s co-founder showed off some delicious rhymes, timely lyrics, and solid proof that Philadelphia-raised Tariq Trotter is a force. It’s no secret that everyone on the planet took notice, including Diddy, who called it “the greatest freestyle in all of hip hop history.” Listen below.
When Bono bailed on Jimmy Fallon due to a bike accident, his team quickly turned things around with a set of last-minute sketches that proved his prowess as the top late night host. Fallon used Bono’s planned wardrobe and sang ‘Desire’ alongside The Roots. Though the entire week was set aside for Bono’s residency to promote U2’s new album, a curve ball won’t stop the man with many talents. Watch below to see Fallon kill it while wearing the Irishman’s signature shades.