Cuba Gooding Jr. says Brian Williams is "a huge figure in the rap and hip-hop community," according to Brian Williams. And by their knowing nods to Jimmy Fallon, it appears The Roots agree.
Brian Williams visited the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Monday night after the seventh installment of the viral video series, "Brian Williams Raps." The series edits clips from Williams' reporting and strings them together to make the Nightly News Anchor rap and carry a beat.
In the latest edition, Williams covers rapper, singer-songwriter Snoop Dogg's classic, "Gin and Juice." Filling in on back-up vocals: NBC News' Lester Holt, Natalie Morales, Richard Engel, and Kate Snow.
"I just don't know how to thank you," Brian Williams told Fallon. Williams also made the request to Fallon that he would like to rap songs by Foxy Brown or Ludacris.
"Any Luda would be great," said Williams, "I'll do 'Rollout.'"