Watch Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake perform the 'history of rap' together (Video) 6 years ago

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake perform the 'history of rap' together (Video)

Rap has a long and illustrious history of creating great music.

You've got the era-defining early stuff from the likes of Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh and MC Hammer, political statements from Beastie Boys and Public Enemy and classic 90s gangster rap from Biggie and NWA.

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So what better way to eulogise this fine musical tradition than by getting two skinny white guys to perform a medley?

But Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake actually boss it. The pair treated Tonight Show viewers to a veritable treat of music from Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince to Wu-Tang Clan, Drake and Kanye.

It's brilliant. Roll on number 7....

https://youtu.be/1omPNEVOIaM