'History of Rap 6': Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Reunite on Tonight Show

Back-to-school time isn’t just for the kiddos anymore. Justin Timberlake made a triumphant return to The Tonight Show on Wednesday, and with a little help from his old pal Jimmy Fallon, the former *NSYNC-er gave us all a history lesson… in rap.

Timberlake and Fallon performed another classic “History of Rap” medley, their sixth overall, consisting of 23 jams from Public Enemy to Fetty Wap.

To save you the trouble of pausing and Googling — because, honestly, who has time for that? — here’s a rundown of the songs performed in the video:

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

So hit PLAY on the video above, then drop a comment below: Was this Timberlake and Fallon’s best ‘History of Rap’ yet?

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8 Comments
  1. Jules says:

    I love these two together…this was awesome

  2. Marissa says:

    I know I should probably be sick of them by now, but I’m not!! They make such a good duo; I really think they would do well at hosting an awards show together, their chemistry reminds me a lot of Tina & Amy’s.

  3. Beth says:

    They just keep getting better

  4. HeatherC says:

    These two are SO great together! I agree that they need to host something sometime. =D

  5. Joey Padron says:

    new history of rap was great. they’re always great and funny together.

  6. Pat says:

    Jimmy & Justin are phenomenal together. Love them.

  7. Carol C says:

    Thanks for the list ~ v helpful.

  8. This was cold! I was jammin with you guys