Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon Perform The History Of Rap Part 2
By Joseph Giannone 2011-07-20 19:34:14
There are somethings a burly man like myself just shouldn’t admit, but I’ll go ahead and do it: I have a total man crush on Justin Timberlake. No, not in a sexual way, but I do think the ex-pop singer is a fucking badass. After his role in The Social Network he not only proved that acting comes to him as easily as making 13 year old girls squeal, but also that he's a talented comedian. His presence has transcended the stage and cascaded the screen. JT can always be relied upon to put on a good show. Promoting his new movie Friends with Benefits on my other pseudo man crush’s show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Timberlake continued his series of brilliant work with the “History of Rap Part 2.” In this hilarious dedication to the best rap songs of the past 30 years, he and Fallon rap with flawless rhythm not missing a beat, literally. Check out the video, compliments of NBC:
During the course of 5 minutes, JT and Fallon break it down with songs by Outkast, 50 Cent, Public Enemy, Lil Wayne, N.W.A., Rick Ross, and much more. The guys even teach the late night crowd how to do the “dougie.” Awesome. With The Roots keeping tempo and beat, this is a perfect collaboration. And don’t feel like this is the only one. About a year ago Fallon had the boy band-turned movie star on to promote his new movie The Social Network. Covering artists like Big Boi, Missy Elliot, Beastie Boys and Sugar Hill Gang, I like this one much better. Though both are amazing in their own ways; let me know what you think:
Hip-Hop is a schizophrenic genre that has its roots in many styles of music. Jazz, blues, funk, and rock hold as the fathers of this phenomenon. Fallon and Timberlake provide the late night audience with a properrap show to give even the most seasoned rapper a run for his money. This history lesson on rap was respected by two solid brothers who know how to perform. The two of them are amazing together. Then again, why would you expect anything less?