Jimmy Fallon is taking a smooth approach to the news, with a little help from the U.S. president.
Last night, Barack Obama surprised the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" audience by joining the show's host for his popular "Slow Jammin' the News" segment. The president entered the stage to deafening cheers, after which the unlikely pair gave the audience their groovy take on the news that Obama wants to stop interest rates on student loans from increasing.
The highlight of the video? Learning a new nickname for President Obama: "The Barackness monster."
So what exactly is "Slow Jammin' the News"? Fallon introduced the segment on the premiere episode of his late-night show back in 2009, using smooth jazz to "break [the news] down." This usually involves using a special guest to read straightforward news over the Roots' smooth jazz as Fallon growls out a chorus.
One of his more famous installments was a slow jam of Occupy Wall Street news with "NBC Nightly News'" Brian Williams, who had become Fallon's go-to guy for slow jammin' after his appearance on the show back in February 2010.
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