Watch: History of Rap Part 3
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

Although he's still taking an extended break from music, Justin Timberlake has a recurring sketch on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon called History Of Rap, where the two parse through thirty years of hippy-hoppy hits to create a medley of verse, and perform it with the Roots as the backing band. It's the kind of thing three really wasted kids come up with as "an awesome idea that will never happen, let's go get some Taco Bell," except that it HAS happened, twice, and JT popped in on Friday for round three, and it was awesome. The tracklist on this one goes from Run-DMC to Nicki Minaj, and ends with a joyful "Hip Hop Hooray." Best one yet IMO. Check it out below.




History of Rap:

Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"
Run-DMC - "Peter Piper"
Beastie Boys - "Paul Revere"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Award Tour"
Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance"
Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre - "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang"
Tupac Shakur - "California Love"
The Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy"
The Roots - "The Seed"
Eminem - "My Name Is"
Missy Elliott - "Work It"
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
T.I. feat. Rihanna - "Live Your Life"
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"
Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys - "Empire State of Mind"

History of Rap, Part 2

Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - "The Message"
N.W.A - "Express Yourself"
Public Enemy - "Bring the Noise"
Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - "It Takes Two"
Salt-N-Pepa - "Push It"
Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby"
Fatman Scoop - "Put Your Hands Up"
Cypress Hill - "Insane in the Brain"
DJ Kool - "Let Me Clear My Throat"
DMX - "Party Up in Here"
Nelly - "Hot in Herre"
50 Cent - "In Da Club"
OutKast - "Hey Ya"
Lil Wayne - "A Milli"
DJ Khaled - "All I Do Is Win"
Cali Swag District - "Teach Me How to Dougie"
Rick Ross - "B.M.F."
Biz Markie - "Just a Friend"
Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"

History of Rap, Part 3

Run-DMC - "King of Rock"
LL Cool J - "Mama Said Knock You Out"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand"
De La Soul - "Me, Myself and I"
JJ Fad - "Supersonic"
Sir Mix-a-Lot - "Baby Got Back"
Young MC - "Bust a Move"
House of Pain - "Jump Around"
Ice Cube - "It Was a Good Day"
Coolio - "Gangstas Paradise"
The Fugees - "Killing Me Softly"
Beastie Boys - "Sabotage"
Jay-Z - "I Just Wanna Love You (Give It 2 Me)"
OutKast - "Ms. Jackson"
Snoop Dogg - "Drop It Like Its Hot"
Kanye West - "Stronger"
Nicki Minaj -"Super Bass"

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