Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Spit ‘The History of Rap Part Two’
Justin Timberlake visited 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' last night and teamed up with the host to deliver 'The History of Rap Part Two,' a sequel to the comedic homage to hip-hop they delivered back in September.
Timberlake and Fallon went viral with their first 'History of Rap' team-up, a medley of hip-hop hits from the past 30 years. Last night, when the issue of performing a sequel was raised, JT replied, "It's not gonna happen. We can't do it again." But, of course, he was just joking.
Backed up once again by the Roots, whose musical contribution to the song shouldn't be overlooked, the fellow Emmy nominees hit the stage and kicked things off with Kurtis Blow's 'The Breaks.' They pushed it real good to Salt-N-Pepa, teased 'Ice Ice Baby' and employed Auto-tune for DJ Khaled's 'All I Do Is Win.'
The guys incorporated comedy and dance routines wherever possible. Check out Justin's moves when he rapped Cypress Hill's 'Insane in the Brain' and sang the female hook from Nelly's 'Hot in Herre.'
The only way to cap off a medley like this is with an epic ending, so the guys went for Biz Markie's 'Just a Friend,' which naturally inspired an audience sing-along.
It's amazing that Timberlake was once referred to as merely "a singer," because he continues to prove he's one of the best all-around entertainers out there. And Fallon's show has been a goldmine of musical comedy for the past year and just earned its first major Emmy nomination.
Watch Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Perform 'The History Of Rap Part 2'