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Watch The Roots Perform #StarWarsRaps On ‘The Tonight Show’


Star Wars has infected everything, even your favorite rap songs and social media platforms. Exhibit A: The Roots performed lines from the hashtag #StarWarsRaps on The Tonight Show.

Fallon created the hashtag, then highlighted his fan-submitted favorites to celebrate the release of The Force Awakens. Rather than just reading the best, however, he had The Roots fulfill their contractual obligation to flex on all other house bands. The group played everything from Biggie to Drake with a galactic bent. Check it out up top and stick around for Black Thought and Questlove whipping out their Chewbacca impersonations. Ask Gwendoline Christie, that’s not an easy voice to pull off.

If you aren’t ready to stop imagining your favorite rappers in a cypher at the Mos Eisley Cantina, check out some highlights that didn’t make it into the mouth of Black Thought below:

And, of course, Jimmy’s own:

For more of people losing their mind over Star Wars. check out Ronda Rousey sneaking into a screening, then wash that down with a tall glass of perspective courtesy of Amy Poehler. And if you need a quick refresher before jumping into a decades-old storyline, check out this handy musical recap.

(Via Billboard)

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