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June 11, 2012

Just Another Reason Why 'The Roots' Are One Of The Best Bands In The Business

While The Roots are known as being hip hop giants and pioneers for their integration of live instrumentation, most people do not realize just how musically talented these guys are. They are often called "The hardest working band in show business", and they proved their musical merits to me the other day in a very unconventional way. They are the live band on Jimmy Fallon's talk show every night, and the other day the musical guest was Carly Rae Jepsen. She sings that catchy "Call Me, Maybe" song and is quite cute... but I digress. Before they filmed the show, the Roots joined Fallon & Jepsen in the green room for an impromptu rendition of "Call me, Maybe"... but they played the song with an assortment of kindergarten school instruments!!! They absolutely killed it, and it is great to see such a group of serious musicians having so much fun incorporating kazoos, a small xylophone and tambourines into a pop recreation. Just another reason why The Roots are better than everyone else at what they do. Click after the jump for the full video...

As a bonus, here is the hotness that is Carly Rae Jepsen:


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