Five years after their unlikely reinvention as Jimmy Fallon's secret weapon, The Roots are only getting weirder - and that's a good thing. Back in 2009, hip-hop fans were fretful of the band's move to late-night TV, which threatened to recast one of the genre's sacred icons as backup for a guy then best-known for impersonating Barry Gibb. The outcome was less bleak than it sounded, to say the least. The Roots, now in 3 million homes a night as part of Fallon's new run hosting The Tonight Show, haven't been sublimated by their day job.

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