While everyone is recommending that you watch the “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” video of NBC anchor Brian Williams “rapping” Snoopy Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” we’d like to give props to the guys who made that video (and everything musical and technology-driven on Fallon) possible. The Brian Williams video is a montage made of real visual and audio TV news coverage. The words of Brian Williams (and a few other NBC correspondents) are delicately sliced and seamlessly threaded together to produce Snoopy Dogg’s song which includes lyrics like “G’s up, hoes down” and “rolling down the street smoking indo.” Fallon is a gifted comedian and savvy music man, but his tech team just kills it every time.
On Twitter, New York Times reporter Brian Stelter gave credit to Fallon’s TV show producer Gavin Purcell who in turn gave credit to music producer John MacDonald who’s also responsible for that recent Jimmy Fallon/Billy Joel “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” doo-wop duet. MacDonald says he uses the Loopy App to create those “flowing soundscapes.” Australian Michael Tyson is the iOS software developer who wrote Loopy. He travels around Europe in a motorhome called Nettle.