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The Roots freestyle a song about Dave Chappelle on Fallon: Watch

on June 30, 2017, 11:17am

HAIM may have technically been the musical guests on Fallon last night, but that wasn’t the episode’s only noteworthy performance. The episode also brought a new edition of “Freestylin’ with The Roots”, a regular segment in which host Jimmy Fallon picks a random person from the audience and The Roots freestyle a song about them. This time around, though, the guest wasn’t exactly random — it was Dave Chappelle.

Essentially there to promote his upcoming Radio City Music Hall residency — which will feature The Roots as one of the opening acts — Chappelle was asked a few questions for the band to riff on. Fallon asked what his superpower would be, to which he cooly replied, “Disappearing for long periods of time.” And his one weakness? “The need for money… That’s right. That’s when I reappear.” The legendary house band took those self-deprecating answers and turned them into a jam set to the tune of New Edition’s “Candy Girl”.

Check out the video above. Chappelle also hinted that he might add even more dates to the 14-night August residency if things go well. Find the Chappelle’s complete itinerary below. And yes, that was Ashy Larry himself, Donnell Rawlings, sitting next to him in the audience.

Dave Chappelle 2017 Tour Dates:
07/13 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
07/15 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/01 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^
08/02 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^
08/03 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^
08/04 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ^
08/05 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall #
08/06 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall #
08/09 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall $
08/15 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
08/17 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall *
08/18 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall @
08/19 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall !
08/20 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall ~
08/23 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall &
08/24 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall %
08/31 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
09/01 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
09/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre

^ = w/ The Roots
# = w/ Chris Rock
$ = w/ Erykah Badu
* = w/ Chance the Rapper
@ = w/ Trevor Noah
! = w/ Childish Gambino
~ = w/ Lauryn Hill
& = w/ Yasiin Bey
% = w/ Ali Wong and Special Guests

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