JT and Fallon present the 'History of Rap, pt. 2'
July 20th, 2011
09:53 AM ET

JT and Fallon present the 'History of Rap, pt. 2'

When Justin Timberlake popped up on Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" last fall, the duo created a "History of Rap" clip that quickly went viral.

The sight of JT and Fallon flowing to some of the industry's best offerings, from the Sugar Hill Gang to the Beastie Boys, was about as close to seeing Timberlake dip his toe back into music as fans could get.

Surely, such a video can't be topped, Timberlake told Fallon on his show Tuesday: "It's not going to happen; we can't do it again."

But of course, they did. Timberlake and Fallon paid homage to Salt-N-Pepa ("Push It"), Kurtis Blow ("The Breaks"), Lil Wayne ("A Milli") and Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" in "The History of Rap, Part 2." Check out the video (and Timberlake and Fallon hit their dougies) at the link.


Filed under: Celebrities • Justin Timberlake • Late Night comedy • Music • television

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  1. fernace

    Rap music should pay homage to James Brown & George Clinton who made it the popular music it is today. But there was alot of sampling from white bands too, (ask Rick Rubin), so of course white people can pay homage to it! Or trash it, if they don't like it! Just Timber (lol) & Jimmy Fallon are as good as any1, for that job. I do wish they had chosen the badass "Vapors" instead of the cartoonish "Just A Friend" for Biz Markie. Salt-n-Pepa have already gone down in history as 1 of the 1'st female rap super groups! I loved the 1'st installment of this show, hope part 2 is just as good! Doesn't matter if "you love it or hate it", it's important in the music industry!!

    July 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Frankie

    White boys rap and they're labeled "cool" , "awesome". Black boys rap and they're labeled "gangsters", "thugs".

    July 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bill brasky

    Its not hip hop, its electro....

    July 20, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. halfnhalf

    Justin is paying respect to those he loves. Take that & shove it up ur ass!

    July 20, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mukazzi

    Worth the afternoon smile!

    July 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    Hip up is dead.

    July 20, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sedan

    I am truly offended by white people paying homage 2 hip hop. There r a few exceptions. Jimmy Fallon isnt one. I dont care if u hired The Roots as your house band!

    July 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      I paid homage to rap today.. and then I flushed the toilet.

      July 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      So, it offends you for white people to respect, honor and enjoy hip hop? Why is that? Please elaborate

      July 20, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paul Duck

    Cows go moo. MOO!

    July 20, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. c woods

    its whack the figures that built rap arent beastie boys salt n pepa the whole video was a waste of money

    July 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sandy

    Awesome! I love it

    July 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. @tracie

    how come all ur post are about someone sitting on ur face?

    July 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hiney Wiping for Charity

    I want to wipe their dirty butts.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tracie

    I think that I would enjoy Fallon more than Justin sitting on my face.

    July 20, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  14. Thomas

    Halarious.

    July 20, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  15. Maryd

    Anything that JT does is great! I'm a big fan!

    July 20, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  16. Name*Kitty

    I love it!

    July 20, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  17. A&E Pimpin

    JT= James Taylor? How old are you... 70? JT is the most talented male of our generati
    on.

    July 20, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  18. Ana L

    they are the funnies

    July 20, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  19. Tonepoem

    I like Justin Timberlake a lot. I really do. I think he's talented and very funny. But that being said I think calling anyone JT other than James Taylor is wrong. Only one JT friends.

    July 20, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  20. @Another smelly......

    You are wrong, its crapola. You were close tho.

    July 20, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  21. Another smelly pile of Horse Crapples

    Rap is short for CRAP!

    July 20, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  22. Laura

    Awesome.

    July 20, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • humberto

      Wet blanket Wynn says, thats what people for stealing children – what next one arm pushups –
      Here's a thought for you ass kissers, for every 15min after the default due to congerss, they too can be fined .

      why wait till the default ?

      Congress is too dam busy investigating a baseball player .

      You know who got the money.

      July 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |

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