Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon Revisit Hip-Hop In ‘History Of Rap 2’

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From MTV RapFix:

Late night host Jimmy Fallon and singer-turned-top billed actor Justin Timberlake already thrilled fans of NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” with their first rendition of the “History Of Rap” backed by the Philadelphia Hip Hop house band The Roots back in September, with the video going viral on the Internet. The pair joined forces again last night with a new version of the famous rap songs mash-up, “History of Rap 2” – and according to many happy fans around the Web, it appears the fellas have another smash clip on their hands.

Opening with a brief cover of Kurtis Blow’s infamous “The Breaks” track, the pair ripped through classics from everyone to Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock, Vanilla Ice, N.W.A., Public Enemy, Black Sheep, Salt-N-Pepa, and even 50 Cent before ending with a crowd-rocking version of Biz Markie’s “Just A Friend” with the studio audience joining in. On Twitter, the video of Fallon and Timberlake running through a bevy of hip hop’s best has been posted numerous times since the wee hours of the morning with nearly nothing but positive comments.

Check it out after the jump.

(“History of Rap 2” starts at 24:53)

To read fan reaction to “History of Rap 2,” visit MTV RapFix.