Why We’re So Impressed By Emma Stone

Though I’ve sadly yet to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Emma’s Stone’s role as Gwen Stacy isn’t the only attention she’s been getting lately.

“It was all good just a week ago.”

— Jay-Z, A Week Ago (featuring Too $hort), The Life and Times of S. Carter, Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life (1998)

Unless you’ve lived under a rock this past bit, you’re likely one of the millions who saw an unexpectedly amazing display from Emma Stone’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week (watch all the way to the end if you know what’s good for you!)

Despite both her songs being technically difficult, requiring speedy syllabic control and a ton of inflection and lyrical complexity to memorize, Emma performed damn near flawlessly, surprising us with the tongue-twisting outro to Blues Traveler’s “Hook” and Ludacris’ blazing first verse from DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win”!

Question is — why do we love it so much?