Hamilton: Daveed Diggs is the fastest rapper on Broadway
Avowed Hamilton fan Jimmy Fallon got a treat on Monday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: an appearance from star and newly minted Tony nominee Daveed Diggs, who proved why he’s known as the fastest rapper on Broadway.
On the Hamilton track “Guns and Ships,” Diggs — who plays both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the show — raps 19 words in just three seconds, which Fallon noted is a Broadway record.
“That’s fast,” Diggs told Fallon. “It’s not not fast. It is absolutely fast. But in the rap world, that’s medium fast. It’s fast, but in the rap world there are faster.”
To prove it, Diggs ripped through a verse from “Taking Off,” a track Diggs previously released with his group clipping. in 2014.
Watch what faster than fast sounds like below.