Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake Slay Late Night Competition With ‘History of Rap’ — Complete Song List Included

Forget Stephen Colbert and his weird-ass jazz recorder-keyboard thing his bandleader is always playing — Jimmy Fallon is all anyone wants to talk about today. Bringing Justin Timberlake in, the duo dropped a bomb on the late night TV landscape with their lyrical ode to the history of rap. Dropping bits from the masters and maestros, the two spun rap gold into a terrifically fun mashup complete with sorta choreography. They spent time on this, is what I’m saying, and they totally pulled it off.

And while some of the key players in raps history got glossed over — no Tupac? No Biggie? We did get some Slick Rick, so consider my night made. These are the songs that comprise their history of rap:

R. Kelly & Jay Z – “Fiesta”
LL Cool J – “Rock the Bells”
Whodini – “Friends”
Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh – “La Di Da Di”
Public Enemy – “Fight the Power”
NWA – “Straight Outta Compton”
Salt-N-Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex”
MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”
Notorious B.I.G. (feat. Puff Daddy & Mase) – “Mo Money Mo Problems”
Snow – “Informer”
Nelly – “Country Grammar”
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – “Crossroads”
R. Kelly – “Ignition (Remix)”
Chris Brown – Look at Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”
Drake – “Know Yourself”
Big Sean – “I Don’t F*** With You”
Jay Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
Fetty Wap – “My Way”
Ace Hood (feat. Future Rick Ross) – “Bugatti”
Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”


Of course there’s enough left out that we can probably expect a round 2!


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