During his visit to The Tonight Show, Radcliffe was challenged by Jimmy Fallon to show his rap skills after the British actor had revealed he was really into “complicated, lyrically intricate and fast songs.”
“Like Blackalicious’ ‘Alphabet Aerobics’?” Fallon teased.
“That would be one,” Radcliffe said confidently, leaving Fallon quite impressed. “You know how to do that whole song? That’s one of the trickiest, fastest songs I know!” And when Radcliffe agreed, the late-night funny host snuck the incriminating microphone to him as a cue to get up on it.
Taking his jacket off, Radcliffe took on the stage and proceeded to nail the song to a T. He started slow with the letter “A” and rapped, “Artificial amateurs aren’t at all amazing, analytically, I assault animate things.” Moving on to “C,” “D” and “E,” Radcliffe picked up his speed as Fallon flipped though the letters on big cardboard signs behind him.
As the rap got faster and faster, Fallon couldn’t help but start bouncing up and down with excitement as Radcliffe continued to hit every lyric of the song. As the Kill Your Darlings star reached the letter “Z,” Fallon threw the letter down as the audience burst into applause, giving Radcliffe a well-deserved standing ovation.
You, too, can be amazed by watching the entire rap on the video below.