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Daveed Diggs Popped By 'Sesame Street' For A Rap Battle, Because Sometimes We Do Get Nice Things

By Kristy Puchko | TV | February 27, 2018 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | February 27, 2018 |


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The world learned Daveed Diggs’s name with his star-making turn in Hamilton. The fast-rapping sensation has since popped up on Blackish, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and will be a part of the Snowpiercer TV show. But today he has achieved a unique honor, scoring a credit on Sesame Street.

Check Diggs throwing down rhymes about the importance of eating your veggies, as he lends his velvety voice to a rapping carrot.

Lending voice to the sweet potato is Rafael Casal, a performance poet who stars alongside Diggs in Blindspotting, a buddy comedy the pair co-wrote. The film won praise out of its Sundance debut and will be hitting SXSW ahead of a summer theatrical release. So fingers crossed, maybe one of us Overlords can snatch a review of this promising pic next month.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter, and hear her sound off about movies and feminism on the Slashfilmcast.


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