Recently we’ve seen quite a few Roots posts (1, 2, 3). We’ve also seen some Jimmy Fallon. We haven’t yet posted the two together though (funny, given that they hang out five nights a week). Well now we can. They’ve even brought along Justin Timberlake, the best third wheel ever.
The trio (Timberlake, Fallon, Roots) takes us through a four-minute medley of rap hits from yesterday and today on last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It starts with the Sugarhill Gang and ends with Jay-Z (“Empire State of Mind”). In between they tackle Eminem, Tupac, Kanye, Soulja Boy – well, pretty much everyone. Even the Roots’ own “The Seed 2.0” gets the Timb-Fall treatment.
Stop whatever you’re doing and watch this video. It’s the greatest thing you’ll see today/this week/ever. We’ve got the full list of songs below, but see how many you can pick out on your own first.
History of Rap Tracklist:
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 ft. 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. ft. Rihanna, “Live Your Life”
Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx, “Gold Digger”
Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”
Check out more Late Night with Jimmy Fallon here.