Jimmy Fallon and team release NBC News 'cover' of 'Rapper's Delight'

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Jimmy Fallon debuted on The Tonight Show on Monday, Feb. 17. (Associated Press)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon continues its remarkable debut week with its second viral video. This time, in what appears to be a gargantuan effort by NBC's archival and production staff, Fallon and his team released a video cover of The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" — performed by Brian Williams and Lester Holt of NBC News.

Steve Seel and Jill Riley featured the music on The Current's Morning Show today. You can watch the video here:

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