Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap The Shit Out Of Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” On The Tonight Show

Daniel Radcliffe on The Tonight Show

Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap The Shit Out Of Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” On The Tonight Show

Daniel Radcliffe on The Tonight Show

This must be late-’90s underground rap week. First, we’ve got El-P doing his best work ever with RTJ2, and Harry Potter’s out here doing a Blackalicious song on The Tonight Show. If Shabaam Sahdeeq was ever going to stage a comeback, it better be now. “Alphabet Aerobics” is a classically gimmicky rap workout from Bay Area duo Blackalicious’ 1999 EP A2G, and it features the Gift Of Gab focusing on one letter at a time — “Artificial amateurs aren’t at all amazing,” etc. — and speeding up his cadence as the beat keeps getting faster. And when he was on The Tonight Show last night, Radcliffe rapped the whole thing, with actual late-’90s underground rap overlords the Roots backing him up and Fallon holding big cards that helpfully let everyone know what letter he’s rapping. It’s a ridiculous and pointless and deeply impressive feat, and you can watch it below.

Does Radcliffe’s rap voice make anyone else think of Doseone?

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