Quantcast
Jimmy Fallon x Justin Timberlake Perform History Of Rap 5 video

Jimmy Fallon x Justin Timberlake Perform History Of Rap 5 To Cap The Tonight Show's First Week

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon perform "History of Rap 5" on The Tonight Show

Hot damn. History has been made again, and by History, I mean ‘History Of Rap Part 5’ as performed by BFFs Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon mere moments ago on the capper to the new Tonight Show‘s inaugural week. You knew when you saw Justin Timberlake on the bill for this week they were gonna give the people what they want. Just knew it. The mega-medley did not disappoint, kicking off with LL Cool J‘s “I’m Bad” (that’s the 2nd explicit reference to doing “the wop” on the Tonight Show by the way–and we’re only 5 days in!) running through some hits from the Yo! MTV Raps and G-Funk era, without skipping over some of your more forgotten MCs (Skee-Lo and Pos K are glad to see those performance royalties right about now, I’d wager).

By far the money shot of the whole thing, though, was the surprise nod to Ini Kamoze with the unexpected “Hot Stepper”–though I couldn’t tell you if it was Fallon’s comically abysmal Jamaican accent or Timberlake’s manic energy on the “Murdera!” ad libs that really sell it. The new Fallon digital team is so on it they are dropping these videos in more or less real time (not even waiting for the West Coast!) so as I blog this I’m actually missing JT’s “real” performance in the next segment. In the words of Grand Puba: Gotta go, gotta go (maybe he’ll make Part 6). Enjoy below and scroll down for the full tracklist:

LL Cool J — I’m Bad

Run DMC — Beats to the Rhyme

Crazy Calls – Wait for the Beep

Beastie Boys — Fight For Your Right

Tone Loc — Wild Thing

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Fresh Prince Theme

Salt N’ Pepa — Whatta Man

Positive K — I Got A Man

The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa

Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg – Dre Day

Warren G feat. Nate Dogg – Regulate

N.W.A. — Straight Outta Compton

Ini Kamoze – Hot Stepper

Outkast – So Fresh, So Clean

Busta Rhymes feat. P. Diddy & Pharrell — Pass the Courvoisier, Part II

Kris Kross – Jump

Skee-Lo — I Wish

Jay Z – 99 Problems

Ludacris — Move Bitch (Get Out the Way)

Drake — Started From the Bottom

Kendrick Lamar — Swimming Pools (Drank)

Kanye West feat. T-Pain — Good Life

Run DMC — Walk This Way


Our Newsletter

Follow us on Social Media