It’s been said a hundred times at this point and we all know that Daniel Radcliffe’s days as Harry Potter are far behind us, especially given his majorly cool roles in What If and Horns, plus his love of really rad indie music. But his stint on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night is probably the farthest he’s ever gotten from being a good-natured, pre-pubescent British wizard.
In case you missed it, Radcliffe rapped every single word of American hip-hop duo Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics.” And yes, his delivery was definitely more of a workout than any aerobics we’ve ever seen. Flawlessly punching out lines like “eatin other editors with each and every energetic epileptic episode, elevated etiquette,” and “perfected poem, powerful punchlines pummeling petty powder puffs in my prime” (whatever that means), Radcliffe also immediately adopts an American accent. Backed by Questlove and The Roots, the performance was relatively surprising, but also pretty darn Rad(cliffe).