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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.

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