Watch Brian Williams Rap Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?”
If you thought Brian Williams was done rapping, you were wrong. The folks in the editing bay at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon continue to do God's work, splicing together innumerable newscasts to make NBC news anchor Brian Williams rap "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" from Snoop Dogg's seminal debut Doggystyle. Although he has previously lent his voice (through the magic of Final Cut) to the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" and another Long Beach classic--not to mention the world's most famous ode to backsides--this just might be Williams' finest work to date.
Though Williams is a fixture in living rooms across the country as NBC's nightly news anchor, it's his daughter, Allison, who has made inroads in the entertainment industry over the past few years. Allison Williams stars as Marnie Michaels in HBO's Girls, the acclaimed Lena Dunham-created show that both skewers and embraces millennial entitlement.
The elder Williams isn't a total stranger to the world of hip-hop. In an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Williams challenged Steve Jobs' successor with regard to Apple's famously secretive corporate culture. "How is it," Williams asked Cook, "that you know how many times I've listened to a Bob Dylan song, or a Kendrick Lamar song?" Though XXL has been unable to confirm exactly how many times Williams has rewound "ADHD" or "Cartoon & Cereal," at least he's in the conversation.