Jeb Bush Turns a Political Speech Into a Slow Jam with The Roots & Jimmy Fallon (Video)
In 2011, The Roots found themselves in hot water when then-Republican Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachmann stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” The Minnesota State Representative appeared on the late-night TV show, as Roots band-leader Questlove queued the clique to play the instrumental to “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” by Fishbone as she appeared. Years later, Quest’ explained to Salon that these tongue-in-cheek jokes were not exclusive to the politician, however her incident nearly cost him his job.
Nearly four years later, another White House hopeful hit Fallon, this time as “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.” Governor Jeb Bush appeared on the NBC show last night (June 16). This time, Questlove and company still had jokes, but George W. Bush’s brother appeared to be in on them.
Along with Fallon, Black Thought and Questo, Jeb was able to poke fun at ’70s R&B slow jams (The Temptations, Chi-Lites, Love Unlimited Orchestra, etc.). Merging “a hard-hitting interview” with slow jams, Bush recapped announcing his formal announcement as running for President of United States in the 2016 election. The Roots and Fallon wove in jokes about President Obama, masturbation, immigration, and Lebron James. Throughout, Jimmy did ask the governor some questions on policy and plans, if elected.
How does this stack up against President Obama’s own slow-jamming of the news?