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Questlove of The Roots Plays Surprise Show in SoHo Parking Lot

MANHATTAN — If they're good enough for "The Tonight Show," they're good enough for Lafayette Street.

Current and former members of The Roots —the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" that will soon follow the star to Jay Leno's seat — surprised SoHo residents and visitors Monday afternoon with a set performed in the parking lot on the southwest corner of Prince and Lafayette streets.

Perched on top of a car lift, Roots member Questlove played the drums as former bandmate Rahzel beatboxed and sang a rendition of the reggae classic "Murder She Wrote," video by the men's lifestyle website the Crosby Press shows.

The seemingly impromptu concert was sponsored and promoted on Twitter by Red Bull, which has music and educational events planned worldwide as part of its Red Bull Music Academy.