Ice Cube with The Roots, “Straight Outta Compton”

Ice Cube enlisted The Roots to drop N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” during warm ups on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  And they do a nifty job with it, managing to dodge the numerous epithet land mines and somehow deliver a clean version of the song that doesn’t lose any of the original’s bite.  Kirk, of The Roots, even does a commendable job stepping into the shoes of Eazy-E.  Not an easy thing to do.

The video was uploading to ?uestlove’s Twitter account five days ago.

Food for thought unrelated to the tornado of awesome unleashed by Ice Cube and The Roots: Does Jimmy Fallon have the highest ratio of bloggable moments vs. number of actual show watchers in the history of late night television?  I’ve yet to see a single episode of Late Night with him at the helm, and yet I’ve written about his show more than anybody. [via]

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