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-Alright, we're back.
Bashir, Diallo, we're talking
about all the special guest stars...
-Oh, yeah. -...on your "Spectacular."
I mean -- so you have Questlove, Tariq.
You got who -- who else?
-Oh, man, we've got -- we've got --
obviously, we got John Legend. -Mm-hmm.
-We got Terrence J. We have Lil Rel.
We have the Toms from "Vanderpump Rules."
-That's right.
-Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval came through.
-No way. You got the Toms?
-We got the Toms. -We got the Toms.
[ Laughter ] -How are they?
-They were really nice, man, and they had a really good time.
And those guys were, like, game to have fun.
And, you know, it's always cool when somebody shows up
and they just want to -- they got the joke immediately,
and they just want to have fun. -Yeah.
-So that was -- -Oh, my God.
Mario Van Peebles comes through...
-That's right. -...and does something that I --
honestly, if you've ever seen the movie "New Jack City,"
you do not want to miss Mario Van Peebles
on the "Black History Month Spectacular."
-Yeah. -It's kind of amazing.
-Sonny Spoon! -That's right.
[ Laughs ] That's right. -Remember that?
-Yeah, I remember that.
-"Sherman's Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular,"
this Friday, 10:00 p.m., on AMC.
I can't wait for everyone to see it.
Uh, sorry.
Guys, you -- you look different.
-Oh, uh, different?
I mean, you noticed? -Oh, yeah.
-You noticed that? -Yeah.
-Yeah. -Yeah, this is --
-We just decided to wear some Kente cloth.
-Little Kente. -Oh, it looks good.
Looks good. -Yeah.
-Yeah. -Thank you very much.
-Well, you know, like everything else,
Kente cloth comes from Africa --
West Africa, specifically. -Everything comes from Africa.
That's right. You know --
and a lot of people don't know this, but at graduation time,
whether it be high school, middle school,
college, grad school, a lot of black kids --
black American kids will actually wear Kente stoles
over their graduation robes.
-Yes, Kente cloth is the --
is at the center of a uniquely African-American tradition.
-That's right. Grew up with it. That's right.
And, you know, we love it. We love Kente so much.
We think it's really a good part of any look you can have.
In fact, for the "Spectacular," we made a music video about it
called "Add Some Kente."
And is it cool if we show you
a little sneak peek right now, Jimmy?
-Absolutely. -Alright.
-Here is "Add Some Kente" from
the "Sherman's Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular."
-♪ Add some Kente ♪
♪ To your Timbs ♪
♪ Add some Kente ♪
♪ To your rims ♪
♪ Add some Kente ♪
♪ To your jeans ♪
♪ Add some Kente ♪
♪ To the Marines ♪
♪ Add some Kente ♪
♪ To your Lambos ♪
♪ Add some Kente ♪
♪ To Rambo ♪
-That is awesome. I can't believe --
I can't believe you did that, like, months ago.
But -- And, Diallo, I saw you in there, man.
-Yeah, in the gas mask. -In the gas mask.
-That was a total coincidence. We shot that in January.
-That's right. -And Bashir -- the --
my singer in the video -- that is --
that's your sister Zuri.
-That's true. That's right.
Not only is that my sister,
but I actually have her actual Kente stole
from SIU, baby!
Let's go, Salukis! -Whoa.
-Wow, that is a keepsake right there.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yep. And I saw her graduate, and I had two thoughts.
I said, "Number one, how beautiful.
Number two, I see a business opportunity here."
-Yeah. Bashir called me immediately,
and he saw dollar signs.
So he had a guy who could get us Kente cloth wholesale.
-I got a Kente guy.
You know, we're gonna make quick buck every year --
millions of kids graduate.
I saw dollar signs.
I was like, "This is gonna work out."
-Yeah. Unfortunately, though, not really this year.
-No, no, not at all.
-Yeah, we got tons of overstock, Jimmy.
-Never know when you're gonna be in a market correction.
Here we are. -Here we are.
Guys, "Sherman's Showcase: Black History Month Spectacular"
airs on AMC, 10:00 p.m., June 19th.
My thanks to Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle.
More "Tonight Show" when we come back.
I love you dudes.
-Thank you so much. -Thanks, Jimmy.
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Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle Explain the Importance of Kente Cloth

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林宜悉 published on July 3, 2020
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