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See Lin-Manuel Miranda Whip Up More Freestyles on ‘Fallon’

‘Hamilton’ star deftly creates raps out of random words like “robot,” “corn maze” and “Harry Potter”

Ahead of Lin-Manuel Miranda hosting Saturday Night Live, the Hamilton star stopped by The Tonight Show to play another round of “Wheel of Freestyle.”

The game, where Jimmy Fallon gives Miranda three random words to incorporate into a Roots-backed freestyle rap, became a viral sensation when Miranda last played it in November 2015. Since the host admittedly lacks freestyling abilities, Miranda faced off against the Roots’ Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter.

Although Miranda left Hamilton in July, his hip-hop skills are still on point as he deftly took down a freestyle featuring the words “robot,” “corn maze” and “Harry Potter”; Miranda didn’t actually mention the latter wizard, but delivered a verse rich with references to the book series.

Black Thought then responded with a freestyle about “guacamole,” a “lumberjack” and the Super Bowl. Miranda is then faced with the game’s final threesome: “Pop Tart,” “unicorn” and “Election Day.” The resulting rap got a little weird.

“I got an erection today, I can’t wait to choose my choice on Election Day… ‘I’m With Her,'” Miranda said, reiterating his support for Hillary Clinton in censor-pushing terms.

Miranda makes his Saturday Night Live hosting debut this weekend.


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