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Watch Jimmy Fallon And Justin Timberlake Belt Out History Of Rap 5

There’s no single late night talk show format. All of the major hosts have their own sets of strengths and weaknesses, and in order to be successful, each performer needs to continually find ways to highlight those strengths and gloss of those negatives. That’s why David Letterman spends such a high percentage of his runtime interviewing guests. That’s why Jimmy Kimmel is always in the middle of some epic prank, and that’s why new Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is all about playing games, having fun and performing—like last night when he busted out the fifth brilliant installment of The History Of Rap.

If you’ve never seen any of the prior prior collaborations with Justin Timberlake, they all basically work the same way. The two men bust through a long series of famous rap songs. The basic goal is to get them to seamlessly bleed into one another, and of course, to get the audience on their feet and going nuts. It works like a charm every time.

Say what you will about Fallon, but the man leaves it on the stage every night. He’s never afraid to work on the ledge, and he always dives in head first without thinking about failure. He’s like a really, really sensible Shia LaBeouf in that he’d rather fall on his face than take the easy road.

For a full list of the songs used during the rendition, you can look below…

LL Cool J -- I'm Bad

Run DMC -- Beats to the Rhyme

Crazy Calls - Wait for the Beep

Beastie Boys -- Fight For Your Right

Tone Loc -- Wild Thing

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Fresh Prince Theme

Salt N' Pepa -- Whatta Man

Positive K -- I Got A Man

The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa

Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg - Dre Day

Warren G feat. Nate Dogg – Regulate

N.W.A. -- Straight Outta Compton

Ini Kamoze - Hot Stepper

Outkast - So Fresh, So Clean

Busta Rhymes feat. P. Diddy & Pharrell -- Pass the Courvoisier, Part II

Kris Kross – Jump

Skee-Lo -- I Wish

Jay Z - 99 Problems

Ludacris -- Move Bitch (Get Out the Way)

Drake -- Started From the Bottom

Kendrick Lamar -- Swimming Pools (Drank)

Kanye West feat. T-Pain -- Good Life

Run DMC -- Walk This Way

Mack Rawden
Mack Rawden

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