OT for this blog, sure, but who cares, it’s just a pleasure to see what gifted humans can do:
Warning: this is the best thing you’re going to see today, even if you already saw it yesterday.
In this clip, The Roots’ MC dishes out an album’s worth of rhymes from memory, while hardly stopping to breathe.
The transcript has disappeared from Genius.com, but Kottke’s pulled some great bits, like:
“As babies, we went from Similac and Enfamil
To the internet and fentanyl
Where all consent was still against the will”
“Been a million places
Conversation is how beautiful my face is
People hating on how sophisticated my taste is
Then I pulled up on these mofos in a spaceship”