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

blame it on Shake June 26, 2014

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.