Jimmy Fallon closed out the first week of his new gig hosting The Tonight Show with a new installment of one of his most beloved Late Night franchises: the History of Rap. With Friday's guest (and fellow rap historian) Justin Timberlake at his side, Fallon launched Volume 5 with LL Cool J's "I'm Bad," and breezed through hits by the Beastie Boys, Tone Loc, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Salt-N-Pepa, Notorious B.I.G., Outkast, Kris Kross, Drake and Kendrick Lamar, among others, before closing with a dash out into the audience for Run DMC's "Walk This Way."
Fallon and Timberlake debuted their first History of Rap medley back in 2010, and they put out Volume 4 last March with a not-at-all-convincing promise that it would be the "last time."
Fallon has been filling the first week of his new show with musical high points, beginning with an opening night that featured U2 and an Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing presentation with the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith.This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Roll Out History of Rap Vol. 5
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