The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has this amazing sketch in which numerous clips of NBC News anchor Brian Williams, from his recorded broadcasts, are carefully edited together to make it look like he is rapping classic songs.
On Monday night, Williams performed Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 single “Baby Got Back” off his third album Mack Daddy.
At the time of its original release – which was almost two decades ago – “Baby Got Back” generated controversy because of its lyrics about women and the female anatomy that were deemed too “outspoken and blatantly sexual” at that time.
MTV even briefly banned the music video.
However, it morphed into one of the most popular hip-hop songs. In 1992, it was the second best-selling song in the United States behind Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You," with sales of 2,392,000 copies that year.
For his Tonight Show debut in April, Williams rapped Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice.”
The tracks covered up until now, previously on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, include Dogg's part of "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang," Warren G's "Regulate", Ice Cube's part of "Straight Outta Compton," Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations," the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," and Young MC's "Bust a Move."