Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, Tariq Black Thought Trotter, and the rest of their crew are the house band on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which premieres March 2 on NBC.
According to Thompson, The Roots dont have a signature Late Night catchphrase just yet, though taking cues from 90s talk show king Arsenio Hall is tempting.
He laughs, We should say, Lets Get Busy! just like Arsenio.
However, bandmate Trotter says theyll restrain themselves.
Trotter explains, Were trying to avoid any Arsenio cliches because itd be real easy to go there!
Instead, The Roots want to be known for their flexibility as a house band, which is why theyre willing to play any type of music, including classical and rock.
Host Jimmy Fallon better be prepared to jam with the band because according to Trotter, hell be putting Fallon on the spot and exchanging rhymes with him on the mic.
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