Seth Rogen Smashes The Roots’ “Mellow My Man” In An Epic Lip Sync Battle (Video)
Among the many stunts Jimmy Fallon stages with his guests, some of the best are his lip sync battles. Over the years, he’s waged war with Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kevin Hart, to name a few. His latest matchup was against fellow funnyman Seth Rogen and, as usual, it was epic.
What makes Fallon’s battles so entertaining is the fact that he puts everything into them. Though he’s typically dressed in a suit and tie, he runs, jumps and slides on the floor, making his routine a full body workout. He also typically does extended close ups, showing viewers that he’s memorized every word, ad lib and utterance in the song. He tends to pick worthy opponents, however, and Rogen is no exception.
Fallon starts things off with a spirited and highly choreographed version of Kent Jones’ “Don’t Mind.” Later, he follows up with a hyper-animated performance of ONYX’s “Slam.” Rogen counters with a perfect imitation of Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” complete with the moves Drake showcases in his video, which have inspired countless memes. However, it’s Rogen’s first choice that ultimately proves to be the coup de grace.
Turning to The Roots, the band that has held Fallon down since he took the helm for The Tonight Show, Rogen announces that he is going to perform “Mellow My Man,” a deep album cut from their second album, Do You Want More?!!!??!. While absolutely nailing Black Thought’s delivery, with an assist from the band and the front man, himself, Rogen strolls over and gets dap from Thought for a job well done.