Wednesday, September 2, 2015

VIDEO: News anchor Brian Williams: Kickin' it old school

The buttoned up newsman does a mean 'Rapper's Delight'

VIDEO: News anchor Brian Williams: Kickin’ it old school

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I know Brian Williams reports from NBC News headquarters in Manhattan but I’ve always thought of him as a West Coast rapper. That’s because usually in the past when Jimmy Fallon’s crew has assembled a montage that makes Williams appear to be performing a famous rap, it’s been an L.A. artist like Snoop or N.W.A.

But last night, for the first time since taking over The Tonight Show, Fallon took the wraps off one of his Williams raps – the granddaddy of them all – “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang. You can’t get any more East Coast then that without going out to Montauk.

Look upon this and marvel. Can you imagine how much work it takes to assemble and edit this mash-up?

Love Lester Holt’s work as Big Bank Hank. Say ho-tel, mo-tel, Holiday Inn.

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