Common Freestyle Rap Battle On “Tonight Show” – WATCH VIDEO!

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Common Freestyle Rap Video

By Shari Weiss |

Common Freestyle Rap Video


Common engaged in an amazing freestyle rap battle on Friday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Check out the video below!

The game was somewhat similar to Wheel Of Musical Impressions, which Fallon played with Alessia Cara last week, as Gossip Cop reported. But while that wheel randomly matched up a silly song with a performer, the Wheel Of Freestyle randomly paired three words that would have to be used in an on-the-spot freestyle rap. And Common faced off against Tariq from The Roots instead of Fallon, because, as the TV personality put it, “I’m not really known for my freestyle skills.”

Common was first tasked with working “blender,” “snowplow,” and “Keanu” into a rap, and he wasn’t daunted at all. It took a while to get “Keanu” in there, but the Grammy and Oscar winner even included a reference to The Matrix. “I don’t understand how you do it,” Fallon gushed afterward. “That’s unbelievable.”

For Tariq, the random word generator gave him “blanket,” “IMAX,” and “cheeseburger.” Fallon quipped, “That’s pretty easy. You got off easy.” Common laughed, “Yeah, right!” But ever a pro, Black Thought did make it look relatively easy.

“That man is a beast,” Common even conceded. But there was still another round to play. Watch it go down below!


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