The Roots Rap to Super Mario Bros. Theme

June 20, 2013 By:

Last night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” a pretty amazing thing happened. So amazing, it made us regret going to bed early.

While reading through fan mail, host Fallon came across a request from a person named Charlie Rockwell to put lyrics to his favorite videogame, Super Mario Bros. So, being the good, immaculately-dressed sport that he is, Tariq of The Roots came up with an impromptu rap to the 8-bit beat.

Long story short, Tariq is a boss and this interpretation is almost cool enough to make Mr. Rockwell—who is such a big Mario fan that he felt the need to write in to a talk show about it—feel less like a nerd.