Video: Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith Present “The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dance”
With the debut of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy probably felt like something special had to be done. It’s clear that Fallon is a fan of hip-hop, as evidenced by his selection of The Roots for his in-house band, and numerous guest artists. Who better to usher in a new era on a bigger stage than the one and only Fresh Prince? The video that follows is Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith’s “The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dance,” and it’s just as goofy as you’d expect. Watch after the break, and head over to NBC for more info on The Tonight Show.
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