Lin-Manuel Miranda can pretty much rap about anything. Not long after appearing in the BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, Hamilton’s playwright and star actor flexed his impeccable freestyling skills on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. During his visit to NBC late-night talk show, Fallon challenged the Puerto Rican wunderkind to the “Wheel of Freestyle.”
Miranda was given the words “pancake,” “dinosaur,” and “slam dunk” at random and had to battle rap against his opponent, Tariq of the legendary Roots. As expected, Tariq delivered a strong 16 using words like “Hot Pocket” and “Channing Tatum,” but Miranda swiftly fired back with a slick one off the dome about Darth Vader.
If you’re missing Miranda drop hella jewels in his new, hip-hop based Broadway musical, watch some of his brilliance unfold, below.