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The Super Mario Bros. Theme Gets Lyrics Courtesy Of The Roots And Jimmy Fallon [Video]

Rapper Black Thought — who once proclaimed he “hit these emcees with the grip of death like I was a Vulcan” — is known to drop a little nerd culture into his lyrics occasionally. He’s also known as one of the greatest rappers to ever grab a mic. So on last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Live, when Fallon read a letter from a viewer opining about his desire for the theme song from Super Mario Bros. to have lyrics,

Black Thought, a.k.a. Tariq Trotter, was up to the task. As part of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon‘s Video Game Week, Black Thought, whose band The Roots is the house band for Fallon’s show, dropped a set of lyrics on the history of Mario over a re-arranged version of legendary video game music composer Koji Kondo’s classic theme. You can check out the performance after the cut, but a warning for Luigi fans: he straight up hates on Mario’s brother. Hard.

[Via Kotaku]

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