Fallon and Timberlake Give the People What they Want with ‘The History of Rap Part 6’

It is simply Internet law that when Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and pop superstar/movie star Justin Timberlake get together on TV to do something — and we mean anything — wacky in their handsome, 30-something ways, a vocal portion of the audience  (the demographic of which we’ll only hazard a guess at) will respond favorably.

Who, after all, doesn’t enjoy watching two handsome guys — usually in well-tailored suits and with good haircuts — dance around now and again? Is it funny when they do it? Well, we’re not so sure, but a huge segment of cyberspace sure seems to think so. On Saturday Night Live, or The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, wherever this fearsome twosome shows up, they are money in the bank, in so far as viral video gold is concerned.

Hyperbolic enthusiasm is especially guaranteed if their hijinks somehow involved a medley of old hip hop hits, reprising a now well-worn segment they simply like to call “The History of Rap.”

Last night’s revisitation of this now grand television tradition found the pair digging a bit deeper, giving us a bit of LL Cool J’s seminal “Rock the Bells,” and even some tastes of the great Slick Rick. But then it happened, and the pair went all out — irony lost on no one — for their bombastic reading of N.W.A.’s. “Straight Outta Compton”; which is  of course the impossibly profane title track from the group’s 1988 debut album; and the title of the hit biopic about the group, currently in theaters.

Visits to JT’s and Jimmy’s PeekYou profiles will make available to you a vast cornucopia of digital goodies, as you tour, scroll, click, and poke through their respective, robust online existences.