Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon deliver 'A History of Rap'

Sep. 30, 2010 at 10:58 AM ET

Wednesday night’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” featured an unexpected treat for hip hop fans. The host joined guest Justin Timberlake for a three minute history of the genre, backed by The Roots.

Fallon and Timberlake began the musical mash-up with Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” and powered through 13 other mini-tributes before finishing with Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.”

Video: Fallon discusses the medley