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'I'm rapping to the beat!' Jimmy Fallon gets Brian Williams, Lester Holt to take on 'Rapper's Delight'

Feb. 22, 2014 at 4:15 PM ET

Video: "It stopped people talking about my dancing and my vodka drinking," TODAY’s Lester Holt says of a viral video showing him rapping (thanks to some creative editing) with Brian Williams, courtesy of "The Tonight Show."

If Brian Williams and Lester Holt ever decide to hang up their hats in the news business, the world of hip-hop is sure to embrace them.

Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" team remixed years of "Nightly News" programs on Wednesday to create another epic compilation, this time featuring the prized NBC newsmen showing off their "bang bang boogie" skills performing Sugar Hill Gang's 1979 classic "Rappers Delight."

Kathie Lee Gifford made a quick cameo in the the hilarious video with a very appropriate "say what" line. (Don't worry, KLG. We'll explain later.)

Brian's hip-hop skills are smooth, but he's had quite a lot of practice in recent years, thanks to Fallon's ingenious producers.

He's taken on Snoop Dogg's "Nuthing But A G Thang," Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations" and Warren G's "Regulate."

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