Written by Nick Romano
Technology is changing the way musicians record and perform music. Jimmy Fallon — who, if you didn’t know, is a “classically trained beatboxer” — is well aware of this, as the Tonight Show host has all the latest gadgets and iPad apps. When Will Smith, who those of us who actually experienced the ’90s through something other than listicles know from iconic songs like (wickie-wickie) “Wild Wild West” and “Gettin Jiggy Wit It,” came on the show, Fallon had to whip out his latest app and beatbox the Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock classic “It Takes Two.”
Like any Apple fanatic, Jimmy found a new app and wanted to show it off. Looper allows you to record various rhythms and tracks, layer them on top of each other and form some insane background jams. Smith knows the technical phrase for this, “recorded layering,” because, you know, he’s a famous rapper, you guys.
Fallon must be one of the biggest Will Smith fans out there, because it was just the other night that he paid tribute to the man by recreating the Fresh Prince of Bel Air intro frame-by-frame. Along with his loving tribute to the Bayside gang, it’s safe to say Jimmy is making it his mission to pay homage to every classic ’90s sitcom. Can we expect him to recreate the opening to Step By Step next? What, no Step fans out there? Okay, how about The Torkelsons?