DO call it a comeback! Our favorite late night lyrical mashup is back again as Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake performed the now ritualized History of Rap for the third time. True to form, the duo spat some of the most treasured lines from rap's glory days AND in chronological order no less.
History of Rap never fails to impress so we thought we'd give y'all a small sampling of our favorite references from the third edition:
Half way home and my pager still blowin' up / Today I didn't even have to use my A.K / I got to say it was a good day
This probably had to be the funniest / most awkward part of History of Rap 3. There's just something a little bit lol about a white guy in a suit who definitely doesn't own an A.K. talking about using an A.K….
Power and the money, money and the power / Minute after minute, hour after hour / Everybody's runnin', but half of them ain't lookin' / What's going on in the kitchen, but I don't know what's cookin'
An excellent choice. Probs one of the most well known songs in rap, "Gangsta's Paradise" is recognized by everyone from G-Unit to the Geriatric Unit.
When the pimp's in the crib ma / Drop it like it's hot / Drop it like it's hot / Drop it like it's hot
Possibly the most infectious five words in rap history, "Drop It Like It's Hot" is the go to song if you're a bit of a rap n00b. Bonus points if you can do the steering wheel dance move.
(Work it harder, make it better) / N-n-now that that don't kill me / (Do it faster, makes us stronger) / Can only make me stronger
Well, duh. What would this list be without Kanye West? JT even pulls out the robot moves for this one. What the heck? He's clearly so happy performing! Get off the screen and come back to the stage!
Even though we're already stoked for all the upcoming History of Raps, we can't help but think: haven't all the good songs been taken already? What hip-hop lyrics will they reference next?