tv The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC January 7, 2016 11:34pm-12:37am EST
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, that's the crowd you want right there. hot crowd. beautiful crowd. welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, everybody. welcome to "the tonight show." this is it. this is the show. [ cheers and applause ] oh, my goodness. looking good out there. welcome. i hope you have fun tonight. guys, let's get to some news here. in an interview in "morning joe" yesterday, you see this? donald trump said that he thinks the media is starting to like him. [ laughter ] and the media was like, "like you? have you seen our ratings? we love you. [ laughter ] run forever. [ cheers and applause ] we want you -- don't leave." that's right. donald trump said he thinks the
then cable news said, "yeah, but we also like natural disasters. i mean, there's a lot of --" [ cheers and applause ] a weird way of putting it. meanwhile, donald trump's wife, melania, gave an interview and she said she remembers her first date with donald like it was two months ago. [ laughter ] then it got awkward when she was like, "but the marks on my wall clearly show it's been 17 years, 2 months and 6 days. [ cheers and applause ] hi, honey." melania also said she was initially attracted to donald trump because of his energy. [ laughter ] i think we have a clip of that energy. >> i'm really rich. >> jimmy: that's pretty good energy. that's -- [ laughter and applause ] very energetic person. it was announced that next week in detroit, michael bolton will perform at a fund-raising event for hillary clinton. [ cheers and applause ] when reporters asked him why he decided to do this, bolton had
he said "i believe in hillary clinton's message. i felt this was how i could do my part to get her elected." when he was asked how long his performance will be, bolton said, "i'm not sure yet, but, hey, in the meantime you mind swapping out that photo for a a different one? [ laughter ] that's from a long time ago." [ cheers and applause ] when asked if this will be a a one-time thing, bolton said, "oh, come on, there are so many more current photos you could have used." [ lalahter ] when asked if hillary has requested any specific songs, bolton said, "all right, you're blatantly ignoring me. i'm not answering anymore questions until you change that picture." finally when asked who he thinks will win the election, bolton said, "oh. [ laughter ] "first, i appreciate using the photo that more accurately portrays my current look. now when it comes to winning the election, i hope the american people are the real
i believe it was our founding fathers who once said -- when a man loves a woman [ cheers and applause ] come on. even he's doing it. [ cheers and a alause ] of course -- [ laughter ] of course, we're just now a few days away from president obama's final state of the union address. yeah, which means joe biden only has a few days left to decide what weird things he's going to do in the background. [ laughter ] "i already did finger guns. i already made a weird face once. maybe a balloon animal?" but president obama will give his final state of the union address next week. the theme of the address will be, "i really was born in kenya, what are you going to do about it now suckers?" [ cheers and applause ]
oh. god, everybody's excited about the big powerball jackpot right now. can you believe this? [ cheers ] $700 million it's up to. it's got everybody dreaming about what they'd do if they hit it big. and some people were pretty honest in this interview. listen to this. >> can i ask you, if you won all the money, what would you do with it? >> bunch of hookers and cocaine. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: then the old lady who will probably end up winning was like, "me too." [ laughter and applause ] no, no. "and i'm going to donate money to a charity where people can't afford hookers and cocaine." [ laughter ] this is interesting here. a new study found that eating late-night snacks could have negative effects on your memory. >> mark: that's ridiculous. i eat late night snacks all the time and my memory's fine. >> jimmy: oh, really?
>> mark: who's mark? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: what do you mean who's mark? you're mark. >> mark: right, of course. i'm def -- i'm definitely mark. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: you have to read your name off your hand? >> mark: what? no, that's crazy. who would have to write all the important information about themselves under their hands, wrists and forearms like they're in the movie "memento?" not this guy who's definitely named mark. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm starting to think that your memory really has been ruined by all the late-night junk fuel -- food you've been eating. [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: let's do that again. no, i i dn't say -- i'm starting to think that your r memory really has been ruined
>> mark: that's crcry. go ahead and ask me any question, jandy. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: first of all, my name is jimmy. i've never even -- i don't think jandy is a name. maybe like a name of a doll or something. jandy. all right. you want a question. here's a question for you. what's the name of the band that you play for? >> mark: my name is mark kelley. i play bass for a kickass band called the roots. [ cheers and applause ] i love short walks on the beach, romance novels, kittens, music, bongs, and eating late-night snacks. [ cheers and applause ] i sound like a pretty cool guy. >> jimmy: you definitely are mark. >> mark: who's mark? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: never mind!
oh come you radio >> steve: now you got me doing it. >> jimmy: well this isn't good right here, guys. a parking lot in san diego was flooded this week and the drivers who had their cars stranded weren't too happy about it. check this out. >> you look at all of this water. this car is submerged. and i am knee deep in water. i don't dare walk to the bottom of this parking lot. but we got -- we got reaction from one driver who had his car stuck in this. we really feel for him this morning. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it's censored 'cause there's no way of finding out what that guy really thinks. is he happy, is he sad? [ laughter ] well this is kind of scary. yesterday in alabama, a bomb squad was called in to a post office to handle suspicious bags that ended up being full of hot dogs.
so, if you know someone who left a bag full of hot dogs at the post o oice, you should still call the police. i mean there's no reason for that. [ applause ] >> steve: you leave a bag of hot dogs at the post office? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i was just gonna mail them to you. they should be there in about a a week. >> steve: i didn't get my hot dogs. i ordered a bunch of ballpark franks. i didn't get them. >> jimmy: no, no. i was trying to mail -- oh, you know what i did? >> steve: what? >> jimmy: i left them at the post office. >> steve: oh, man, oh, man. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: finally a little news for parents here. a report from a british public health group said that on average 5-year-olds consume their own weight in sugar over the course of a year. which explains why their moms consume ten times their own weight in wine. it's like, that's enough pixie sticks. [ cheers and applause ] we have a great show.
everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey. thank you very much, guys. [ cheers and applause ] it's been a great week so far. there's more ahead. tomorrow night, our pal, tyler perry will be here. [ cheers and applause ] he's always fun. tyler and i are going to play spin the microphone with a a couple of special guests. yeah. it's a fun game. it's a singing game. also from the netflix hit series, "narcos," wagner moura will be stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] he's good. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: he's fantastic. and we got a great, great comedian iliza shlesinger will be here. [ cheers and applause ] and, of course, thank you notes. do that tomorrow night. but first, we have a fun show tonight. he's such a talented actor and a great guy too. and nominated for a golden globe for his role in the film "infinitely polar bear," he's also fantastic in the new movie "spotlight" as well.
[ cheers and applause ] also joining us tonight, his latest album, "to pimp a a butterfly" -- it's earned him a historic 11 -- 11 grammy award nominations. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: that's unbelievable. [ cheers and applause ] kendrick lamar is in the house tonight. [ cheers and applause ] "to pimp a butterfly." we're going to talk to kendrick about all his success. then he's going to perform on the show to close the show tonight. it's going to be big. [ cheers and applause ] i got something on my mind. >> steve: what's that? >> jimmy: i'm distracted. cause -- you know -- you guys, if you know me, i'm always smurfing the worldwide weird. >> steve: sure. [ laughter ] 24/6. >> jimmy: yeah, trying to find out, checking out the new stuff online. stuff like that. so today i saw the new david bowie video. right, it's out today. it's called "lazarus" is the song. love it. love david bowie. it's off his album, "blackstar"
so i'm watching it, it's great. it's david bowie. he's obviously the coolest kid in school. so i see this scene in the video that looks eerily familiar. see if you notice. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's how i write my thank you notes! >> steve: that's your move. >> jimmy: that's my signature move. i don't have anything else. >> steve: that's all you got. >> jimmy: i don't have anything -- that's all i got, man. here he's doing -- i mean, seriously, that's my -- james, can i get some thank you note [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's totally my thing. >> steve: that's it. it's your move. i'm flabbergasted. >> jimmy: so i'm watching it, and i first i thought maybe it a coinkydink. >> steve: yeah, sure.
and until i saw this photo here. look at this photo. right? it's david bowie holding a a notebook. yeah. zoom in. look at this right here, it says "for jimmy." [ laughter ] then look over here. it's a picture, a drawing of me. and it says "help me." [ laughter ] so i think this is the character lazarus from the video sending me a message from the future saying he needs my help. so here's how i'm going to help. david bowie's new album, "blackstar" comes out tomorrow. it's in stores and on itunes. this is good stuff. [ cheers and applause ] go check this out. it's getting the best reviews. also tomorrow on our show, i'll be doing thank you notes so you can see where david bowie gets all of this ideas. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: gets all his moves. >> jimmy: he gets all his moves. >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: right now, guys it's time for "tonight show hashtags." here we go. hashtags
>> jimmy: are you guys on twitter? everyone out there on twitter? well, we use twitter on our show every single week, so if you watch our show and you want to play along, we do this thing every wednesday where i send out a hashtag and we ask you guys to tweet out things based on that topic. so since the new season of "the bachelor" started this week, i went on twitter and started d a hash tag called #worstfirstdate. and i asked you guys to tweet out something funny, weird or embarrassing that happened to you on a first date. we got thousands of tweets. in fact, within 30 minutes it was a trending topic in the u.s. [ cheers and applause ] so thank you so much for the tweets. and now i thought i'd share some of my favorite #worstfirstdate tweets from you guys. this first tweet is from @jessieb365. she says, "my date took me to a a nice restaurant. our server leaned in to me and said, 'you're the third one this week.'" [ audience oohs ] >> steve: oh.
[ laughter ] this one is from @burnsdanijo3. she says, "told the guy i was tired to make him leave. instead he leaned over, kissed me and said, that will wake you up." [ audience oohs ] >> steve: i'm in fear of my life. >> jimmy: he's going to wake you up with pepper spray. [ laughter ] this one's from @yoreanne. she says, "before picking me up he asked if i like busch light and how many i thought i could fit in my purse." [ laughter ] that's not bad. >> steve: not bad. >> jimmy: that's just class. >> steve: got us -- for dinner. >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. yeah. as soon as my friend mails me these hot dogs we're gonna eat as many as we can. >> steve: we're going to be broiling them in beer. >> jimmy: beer broil hot dogs. hold on. [ phone rings ] hey, man. >> steve: hey, what's up? >> jimmy: sorry, i should have waited for you to answer first. [ laughter ] >> steve: who is this? >> jimmy: sorry man. >> steve: whoa, hey man. what's going on? >> jimmy: well i'm on this date, and guess what? i'm in trouble, man.
didn't you get my hot dogs? >> jimmy: looked in my fridge -- what? >> steve: didn't you get my hot dogs? >> jimmy: that's why i'm calling you, dude. >> steve: what are you saying? i sent those -- i went to my car -- >> jimmy: all right, yeah. you got in your car. what do you drive again? >> steve: i drive a brat. a subaru brat. >> jimmy: yeah, a subaru brat. cool. >> steve: i didn't take my brat this time. i took my el torino. >> jimmy: oh, that doesn't really matter. anyway, did you get to the post office with the hot dogs? >> steve: yeah, i get to the post office. i sat down the hot dogs, i went over and oh no. i left a bag full of hot dogs at the post office in alabama. >> jimmy: man, i'm so mad right now, you have no idea. hold on a second. [ laughter ] >> steve: how many bud lights -- >> jimmy: i just -- i just -- busch light you idiot. and i just drank enough to equal the calories of one regular busch beer. hey man, i'm just kidding. i love you, man. happy holidays. >> steve: all right.
>> jimmy: i'm jewish, dude. [ laughter ] i'll talk to you later, though. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: bag of hot dogs. >> jimmy: this one's from @brewergirl610. she says, "my first date was obsessed with trains. he stopped talking when a train went by and would stare at it." [ laughter ] "i really love --" "listen to the engine on that." [ laughter ] "i know you can, i know you can." [ laughter ] this one's from @jheart. she says, "home boy wouldn't stop putting the chop sticks in his mouth pretending to be a [ laughter and applause ] >> steve: come on, homeboy. it. that's funny. i'd do that. >> steve: come on, yeah. >> jimmy: i have done it. >> steve: it's a fantastic gag.
this one is from @southpaw77. she says, "i once had a date tell me i looked sturdy." >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: what? >> steve: that's not good. that's not good in anyway. >> jimmy: that's not a good compliment. no. this one's from @aliteraryspin. she says, "halfway through the date he looks at me and goes, 'are you having a good time, 'cause your face, it looks like you aren't.'" [ laughter and applause ] 'cause your face, it looks like you aren't having a good -- >> steve: what's wrong with my face? it's like an aren't. >> jimmy: looks like you aren't. oh, yeah. that's a good one. this last one's from @venturally. he said, "after paying the bill my friend turned to his date and told her, 'you ate more than i predicted.'" [ laughter and applause ] that's all our hashtags. if you have anymore check out tonightshow.com/hashtags. stick around. we'll be right back with mark ruffalo, everybody!
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh. welcome back, everybody! thank you. our first guest is an oscar-nominated actor who's up for a golden globe this sunday for his role in the movie "infinitely polar bear." he also gives an incredible performance in the new movie, "spotlight," which is in theaters now. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our pal, mark ruffalo! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: how you doing? that's awesome. you remember last time you were here, last time he was here we were talking about i said you should be the new james bond. and then you got up to do -- and they played the james bond
instead of doing something cool with a gun or something, you started playing air bass? [ laughter ] that's not what james bond does at all. >> that's his act. >> jimmy: that's not his act. he doesn't play the bass guitar. [ laughter ] did you ever play the bass guitar? do you play instruments? >> i did. i played the bass guitar. >> jimmy: you did. >> i did. not anywhere as beautifully as mark. >> jimmy: mark, he won't remember, anyway. [ laughter ] >> what a great date. >> jimmy: he's been flubbing his lines all night. >> sometimes he'll give you a a great date. >> jimmy: oh, he's a great date, absolutely. yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> he looks like he likes romantic novels. >> jimmy: he does. he does. how do you know that? yeah, he does. likes short walks on the beach. he likes kittens and -- >> bongs. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: bongs. yeah. that's his website, kittens and bongs. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> jimmy: congratulations on the golden globe nominations for "infinitely polar bear." [ cheers and applause e >> thank you very much. yeah, that was a surprise. >> jimmy: i mean, you were fantastic in that.
but it was a surprise for you? >> yeah. it kind of -- a lot of people didn't see it, and -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, that usually helps. >> that's surprising to you, too. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: there's good news for you guys -- >> everyone can go see it now. >> jimmy: exactly. it's available. they can get it now. >> jimmy: 'cause you have that and you have "spotlight" as s well, which we'll talk about later on. >> sure. >> jimmy: i told you this last time, but you're great in everything you do. [ cheers and applause ] you really are fantastic. >> i feel the same way about you. >> jimmy: thank you. >> but you find the time to be a good dad and a good family guy as well and do good things for the world as well, which i appreciate you doing and stuff like that. >> balance. >> jimmy: it is balance. i was wondering if you ever showed your kids, like your eaeay work. do they watch your movies or get into your stuff? >> not really. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: they don't? >> they said we don't want to see you playing anyone else's father. and we don't want to see you playing anyone else's husband.
>> jimmy: oh. see, i get that. >> yeah. >> jimmy: i have the perfect thing you can see them from your earliest work, maybe your first job. do you remember doing a a clearasil commercial? [ laughter ] do you remember this? >> vaguely. >> jimmy: you're about -- you're about to remember. this is great. here's mark ruffalo in a a 1989 ad for clearasil. [ light laughter ] >> you can run, but you can't hide. you zap one pimple, another one appears. [ laughter ] you need to zap, zap, double zap your zits with new double clear pads from clearasil. treat pimples you have. zap! fight ones you don't zap! double zap! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: double zap! double zap! [ applause ] double zap zap zap zap you got to double zap that one, man. >> double zap. >> jimmy: do you remember the audition at all? >> i do. >> jimmy: you do? >> yes, they hired me because -- after i was hired the director
liked what you did because you just seem like you came right off the street. like, you don't know how to act at all. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you? >> yeah. >> jimmy: well, that director -- >> thanknkou? >> jimmy: should watch any of the things you're doing right now. we're going to talk about "spotlight" with mark ruffalo when we come back, everybody. come on back. [ cheers and applause ] aflac. ohh ah ah aflac! aaaaf-lac! ta-daa! he's not a very good magician. he paid my claim in just one day. one day?! shh! how does he do it? in just one day,
[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we're hanging out with mark ruffalo who stars in the new movie "spotlight," he's also nominated for a golden globe this weekend. so we'll be rooting for you, buddy. >> thank you, man. >> jimmy: absolutely. [ cheers and applause ] i like your tie. >> i'm the favorite. >> jimmy: yeah.
[ light laughter ] are you going to sneeze? >> jimmy: oh, yeah. >> have you seen this? it's a phone/handkerchief. [ light laughter ] i can get them on 42nd street. >> jimmy: you cannot get them on 42nd street. they sold out. >> you designed this. >> jimmy: i invented that. >> have you seen this? it's genius. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i noticed. [ laughter ] that's not what you do with it. all. >> how do you do it? let me see. >> jimmy: just pull them out of your pocket. [ light laughter ] if this were a working pocket, i would pull -- >> what do you have, a half pocket? >> jimmy: i go -- i'm starting to do a trend where it's -- [ laughter ] it's called half pocket. it's like if you want to show off what you have in this pocket, like, you, like -- [ laughter ]
[ laughter ] >> jimmy: i can mentally change it if i want it to be a full pocket. >> full pocket. >> jimmy: yeah. if i wanted to drop -- >> that's genius. >> jimmy: it's kind of a new invention. >> did you hear, j-crew is doing the newest thing. >> jimmy: it's called a half pocket. when you want to, you just think about it and it becomes whatever you -- [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] it's a new thing. i'm working on it. still got some bugs in there. >> that's the cheap -- >> jimmy: let's talk about "spotlight." oh my gosh. >> yeah. >> jimmy: we had michael keaton on the show. what an awful guy. [ light laughter ] mean, mean person. but good actor. >> the best. but mean, yeah. >> jimmy: famously mean, >> notorious. >> jimmy: we had the best time with him. >> that's surprising. >> jimmy: is it surprising? >> because he's so mean. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so we were talking to him then we get into this movie "spotlight." this movie, have you seen this yet, "spotlight?" [ cheers and applause ] oh, man, it's this real deal and it really happened. it's like --
>> jimmy: as you're watching it, you go , oh no, no, no, no, no, no. but it's fantastic and it's fascinating that you did it. and i know, i did some research. and i think you were the first person to sign up to do this film. is that true? >> i heard that. [ light laughter ] good for you for doing this. >> it's important. i read it and thought this has to be made and it's the time to make it. with the new pope, i felt like we had an opening to deal with some of these issues. >> jimmy: it's about a section of "the boston globe" that exposes all these molestations from priests in boston. it's, like, no one wants to say it, no one wants to it, but you play a journalist in the film. >> mike rezendes. >> jimmy: mike rezendes. and gosh, totally not like you. you play him perfectly. have you met the real mike? >> yes, i spent a lot of time with him before i made the movie. >> jimmy: you can tell you even got it even down to the wardrobe i thought was very boston.
>> jimmy: is it really? >> mark: he literally brought his wardrobe. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i thought, that's great. no one else could have thought to wear those shoes and things. >> the shoes, the haircut. >> jimmy: the haircut. like a caesar almost. >> a little caesar. >> jimmy: little caesar, yeah. >> a little one. >> jimmy: pizza pizza. >> yeah. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: but, anyway, man, oh, man. once again, you get me in. and you're just a good journalist. you're going out and trying to get a good story. you're quiet through the whole movie. you have thoughts. you're very smart. but then, michael keaton isn't ready to run the story and you're like, i had enough. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and that's the scene i want to show you. i think that's the clip you might be seeing. here's mike ruffalo in "spotlight." take a look at this. >> why are we hesitating? baron told us to get law. this is law. >> baron told us to get the system. we need the full scope. that's the only thing that will put an end to this. >> so let's take it up to ben, let them decide. >> we'll take it to ben when i
>> it's time, robby! it's time! they knew! and they let it happen. to kids! okay? it could have been you. it could have been me. it could have been any of us. we got to nail these scumbags. we got to show people that nobody can get away with this. not a priest or a cardinal or a a freaking pope. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i'm sorry. i'm sorry. is that -- was that michael keaton in the movie? is that michael keaton. >> yeah, that was him. >> jimmy: oh, he wasn't on the show. [ light laughter ] i'm talking about -- michael kreton. >> michael meaton. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: love that guy. that is mark ruffalo, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] "spotlight" is in theaters now. kendrick lamar joins us after the break. i love michael keaton.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. we are thrilled to have this artist make his television debut on our show on a few years ago, and since then, he's become one of the most important artists in the music industry, leading this year's grammy race with 11 nominations. [ cheers and applause ] wow! wow! for his album, "to pimp a a butterfly." please welcome from compton, california, kendrick lamar! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome to the show. and thank you for coming here. i appreciate it. they love you. come on. [ cheers and applause ] this has been a good year, huh? you did so much stuff. oh my gosh.
>> what do we got here. what's this, what's this? >> jimmy: this is "to kill a a mockingbird." no. [ laughter ] "to pimp a butterfly." 180 gram vinyl, by the way. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, and congrats on all this. did this record come out -- am i wrong? did it come out on the wrong day or something or week? >> we actually released the edited version, so everybody thought that i didn't cuss no more. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: same thing happened to me for a couple years. i lost half my audience. yeah, exactly. [ laughter ] but no, gosh, it's just crazy, crazy, crazy fun reviews and crazy good. i saw it, like, obviously all over the internet, people trying to sing like you and rap like you. there's this one kid that put out a thing, they mixed mario kart theme with your -- with "swimming pool." and they called it "kendrick lamario kart." [ laughter ]
this deserves a little grammy nom, too, maybe. listen. [ laughter ] [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: that's enough. that's enough. that's enough. [ cheers and applause ] anyway. you're nominated for seven grammys. isn't that great? isn't that awesome? yeah. you must have heard that before. have you heard it? >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> i'm surprised how you all kept the tempo. >> jimmy: yeah. are you a video game guy? >> yeah, i used to be. i got so into music, and i dabbled out of it a little bit. i was one of those kids blowing on the cartridges on sega. -- you know. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh, yeah, you got to do that. that's how you fix the game. that's how you fix the whole system. >> that's for old-school. my generation of old-school. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: sega was it? genesis? >> nintendo, sega. >> jimmy: sega genesis. >> i just missed atari. we just missed that. i'm 87. >> jimmy: that's me. [ light laughter ]
>> jimmy: i was into, like, vic-20 before that which is not [ laughter ] then i went to atari, but then >> yeah, yeah. i don't know nothing about that. >> jimmy: you're a baby. yeah, yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] you weren't even remotely born yet. but coleco, then it went -- now no video games for you. how do you blow off steam? >> how do i blow off steam? >> jimmy: yeah. that's it. >> lot of rap. >> jimmy: yeah, lot of rap. >> yeah. >> jimmy: tariq, you like that, too? >> tariq: it's all i do, man. [ laughter ] >> come on, he's a legend. that's all he do. >> jimmy: i mean, come on. that's black thought. the roots. >> you can't beat that guy. >> jimmy: yeah, absolutely. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: my favorite rapper. >> come on. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he gets embarrassed. he gets embarrassed. yeah, he gets embarrassed. "to pimp a butterfly." let me go through this. you release this record. it comes out. it's the biggest thing ever. you were great on "saturday night live," by the way. >> appreciate it. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. it was so good.
it was just fantastic. you got most grammy nominations for a rapper in a year. you made history already. [ cheers and applause ] you don't even have to win anything, you already won. you understand? i did a little research. michael jackson holds the >> yeah. >> jimmy: you almost have the same amount of nominations as >> the legend. i wouldn't want to go past that, though. >> jimmy: no. but what if you had 13? >> no. i'd take back. i can't fathom being as great as michael without putting out the work. so 11 is perfect. you know, he's the legendary. i'm glad -- >> jimmy: what happens, say you kendrick, let's think about this. it almost happened. i mean, then what would you have to do? just got to -- >> i don't know. >> jimmy: just got to leave the country. you got to do something else. [ laughter ] figure out something else. but then, all the samples on here are fantastic as well.
either 1974 or 1975. what did you end up -- why those years? >> those are the records that my parents played when i was growing up. in the '90s they played nothing but the isley brothers, the temptations, all the way through gangster rap, dr. dre, snoop dogg. so that was the influence. i said my first album i debuted, i wanted to make an album like this, but i wasn't confident enough. so i had to go back and say, "you know what? i want to do it this time around." >> jimmy: wow, you really did it, man. the confidence paid off, man. >> appreciate it. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. 11 noms. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] it's well deserved, dude. the hard work paid off. kendrick lamar, is the biggest name in music. he's about to perform for us after the break.
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i cry with you uh but i could never die with you i can never afford not to afford i can never put my plans to the side with you i can never see a red light like a deer with a head light i freeze when i re-up see i better have patience if you relating only the moment to complete us why you hate to work for it went to work for it see a nine to five was so jive turkey but when thanksgiving came trust me it hurt me you plead the fifth i read the fifth amendment we both criminals with bad intention they say time heals all but if i could short cut my success corvettes by tomorrow but why are you so sad walking around with them blue faces they say i'm down on my luck and it's something i got to have blue faces i hit the bank today and tell them color me bad blue faces getting new money and it's breaking me down my home girl's got a credit card scam she's got a scholarship to college but she don't give a damn and the -- got a black woman wishing she can hit on the phone with the groove and the pen i know your woman like i sold your woman it feels like the universe
and to add to the patience what we do to make it when it don't prompt the chance of education but we delicate and can't handle this and your home girl's take to your medicine 365 times four plus more can't get it right tell me do you got the stamina but ain't no money like fast money you bitches damn considered a crash dummy a rapper chase the son and how can i fast forward my act you late better than all them but why i'm so sad walking around with them blue faces they say i'm down on my luck and it's something i got to have blue faces i hit the bank today and tell them color me bad blue faces getting new money and it's breaking me down to the top i love god i love beats i love me i love oceans in the deep i love women i love me i love god but i'm scared of god beeaa sometimes profess on like another close call baby go on baby you better poverty stricken the little broke boy baby broke boy baby
american as george strait and i said why then he look me in the eye and say homie you messed up you're banking on good luck you wishing for miracles never the suit is you're crying hysterical settle for everything complain about everything take this all back my world will better me your project ain't it i live in the hood you're looking to keep warm i'm looking to pay rent i paid my way through playing the highlight you played your way through dealing with wildflower boy ease yourself quit talking to strangers same thing goes for the ones you came with we all came on a boat looking for hope and all you can say is that you're looking for dope he says ain't no compromise your pain ain't my test of time a brand new juke ain't nothing to me yeah i made my moves with shaq kobe capetown capetown capetown capetown capetown capetown capetown cornrow kenny winner with the mix
winner with the mix that score triple digits cornroll kenny so many plagues on me i could never count a thing views with the sick i love to let another missionary hit the first time my reac me and -- like a kobe and phil fought the figure play with him you get killed play with me and he and key you a dope key that eat that -- with a salad yeah we check it like that act upon this yeah we check it like that i did a lot of dumb things in my past love will give me hope and that it will last game set put a new line of loving almost thought i seen another plane crash two chicks bought a plane that i'm sellin rocka locka bout to bout to partake you should get a sworn group and let go me i'm about to let my head on the hose i be bout to say that tear down the whole cop building just so we get the show might blow the hole now with me i'm sold might still know what the people would want downgrade kevin's bentley this year that's what bitty do what
level two level two on that gun you ain't gonna tell me that i'm the one i can put a rapper on like the -- guaranteed someone that none of you want and homie runnin they under the light what it's like 2,500 on foot what if i empty my bank out and -- what if i empty my bank out and -- you ain't gotta tell me that i'm the one you ain't gotta tell me that i'm the one you ain't gotta tell me that i'm the one yo i got you i got you i got you i got you that i'm the one you ain't got you ain't got you ain't got you ain't got to tell me so what i'm the one guess i'm the one [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, my god. kendrick lamar! "to pimp a butterfly" is out now. we'll be right back!
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