06/26/2014 09:12 am ET Updated Jun 26, 2014

The Roots Reveal How Boyz II Men Cheated In Their High School Talent Show

It's no wonder Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots describe their time at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts as "really like 'Fame.'" Among their classmates was the group that would become Boyz II Men, who were rivals of the future Roots in the school's annual "Sentimental Journey" talent show.

But during a conversation with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill about their partnership with Kellogg's, The Roots said it was not exactly a fair competition.

Check out the video above to find out how Boyz II Men used a few tricks to win over the crowd, and click here to see the full HuffPost Live conversation with The Roots.