So, About That Time The Roots Lost to Boyz II Men In A High School Talent Show

With The Roots' new album ...and then you shoot your cousin out now, Black Thought and Questlove sat down with HuffPost Live for a lengthy discussion. Speaking on the album, their day job at The Tonight Show, performing with Dave Chappelle, and more.

The most entertaining portion though is at the 5:16 mark when Thought and Quest speak on their high school days, revealing they once squared off with (what would become) Boyz II Men in a talent show. Eventually taking the L because the singers "cheated with glitter."

Hilarious. We need video... ASAP.

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  • datbul

    I love my hip-hop, but great singing is going to impress over great rapping 9 out of 10 times. Just the way it works.

    • shake

      Oh, definitely. Especially in HS. It's just cool that they actually were in it together. Little tidbits like that are what I enjoy the most about being in this hip hop industry and seeing stuff like that.

      • datbul

        Definitely is cool. I'm actually from Philly and didn't know this. Good post.


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