Back in spring, when he was still waiting to win his Tony for Hamilton, clipping. rapper Daveed Diggs showed off his fast-rap skills on The Tonight Show. That was when there wasn’t a historically important election looming imminent. So last night, when Diggs returned to the show, he picked up a mic again, and this time he did it with a bit more purpose. During his interview with Jimmy Fallon, Diggs announced that he and Black Thought of the Roots have a collaborative mixtape coming soon, which is exciting. And the two of them gave a quick burst of dazzling rapping, talking about the history and the importance of the right to vote. Watch that performance, as well as Diggs’ interview with Fallon, below.
Clipping.’s new album Splendor & Misery is out now on Sub Pop.