Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Perform The History of Rap 6

Posted on September 14, 2015

The History of Rap 6 by Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon

Justin Timberlake stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and it was a very entertaining episode. No surprise there. But what was a surprise was that they did a cold open with an amazing performance of History of Rap 6. Even with an injured finger, Jimmy got his groove on. Justin, of course, gave a flawless performance. This is his first performance since the birth of his adorable baby boy with wife Jessica.

The duo hit lots of well known hits, including R. Kelly & Jay Z's "Fiesta," LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells," Whodini's "Friends" and Public Enemy's "Fight the Power." But when Jimmy started in on NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" Justin stopped him to say, "Jimmy we've been through this before. You are not Straight Outta Compton, you are Straight Outta Upstate New York."

They ten segued into perfect renditions of Salt-N-Pepa's "Let's Talk About Sex", MC Hammer's "U Can’t Touch This" (with dance moves) and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's "Summertime."

The Roots were amazing on instrumentals and backup vocals. The duo worked their way through hits from the Wu-Tang Clan, Notorius B.I.G, Nelly and R. Kellly's "Ignition (Remix). Justin noted that they don't usually do remixes. (Ignition was also performed by Fallon and the Rag Time Gals last season.) They ended up with Ace Hood's "Bugatti" and brought down the house with the Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right." It was awesome. Take a look:

Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC