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Super Mario Bros. theme gets rap lyrics courtesy of The Roots' Tariq Trotter

As part of the show's week-long homage to video games, last night's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon saw lyrics added to the famous Super Mario Bros. theme song, courtesy of hip-hop band The Roots' Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter.

Trotter's rap came in response to a fan's wishful request that the game's theme was a little more lyrical. Trotter doesn't miss a beat as he begins throwing down his Mario beats, calling out creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario's origins in Donkey Kong and Princess Peach's tendencies towards getting kidnapped.

Check out the full rap in the video above.

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