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Taraji P. Henson plays Password with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

Monday night featured a landmark for Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show: It was the first time Questlove and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter were on a game team together. The two Roots leaders faced off against Fallon and Taraji P. Henson in a game of Password, and acquitted themselves well, too: The Roots won the first round, when Trotter successfully guessed “Bubble” based on Questlove’s “burst” clue. 

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Black Thought freestyle battle again on The Tonight Show

The last time Lin-Manuel Miranda was on The Tonight Show, the Hamilton creator got into a freestyle battle with The Roots’ Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter so intense that even J.J. Abrams called it “maybe the best television I’ve seen in the last 10 years.” So when Miranda returned to the show on Tuesday night, it was only natural that he and Trotter would go for round 2.

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