Jimmy Fallon completed his first week of hosting “The Tonight Show” with a little help from his friend, Justin Timberlake.
The duo did not disappoint, delivering the fifth installment of the fan favorite segment, “History of Rap.”
Part 5 included a medley of hits by LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Salt N’ Pepa, and the Beastie Boys, as well as newer songs by Drake, Diddy and Justin’s “Suit & Tie” collaborator, Jay Z. The pair also performed a snippet of the theme song from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
JT stopped the medley midway to call out Jimmy’s claim that he was “straight outta Compton.”
“Hey, hey, hold on a second. Wait. You’re straight outta Compton?” JT asked, after Jimmy belted a line from N.W.A.’s hit.
“Out of curiosity, how does one get out of Compton?” Justin continued, laughing, before the he and Jimmy launched into Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes the Hotstepper.”
Though Justin has been under the weather (he postponed a concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday due to health reasons), he and Jimmy pulled off a very entertaining 5-minute performance.
-- Erin O’Sullivan
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