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Get Jiggy With Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith’s Epic iPad Beatboxing

Jimmy Fallon Will Smith Beatbox

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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?

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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