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Watch: "History of Rap 4"

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

Fallon and JT add to the trilogy, plus Questlove drops some big hints about another Timberlake album.


#Timberweek on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has unfortunately come to a close. Splitsider compiled all of the best clips from the week, but you know that Fallon and Justin Timberlake had to save the best for last. They busted out the fourth edition of their "History of Rap" series on Friday night, and it was just as good as the other three. Fallon and Timberlake went through old classics and new ones, all while The Roots^ provided a terrific arrangement.

^I'm going Alan Sepinwall here and putting in this note: as good as Fallon and Timberlake are, these sketches don't happen without The Roots being as good as they are. They change songs on a dime and are able to maintain all the funk and flare of the originals. Keep on keepin' on, Roots.

Among my personal favorites from the clip are Beastie Boys, Trinidad James, Snoop Dogg and of course "Lose Yourself" to finish things off. We don't know when we'll get another one of these, but the four we have now should suffice for a while. Check out the clip below:

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The bigger Timberlake news to come out over the weekend, though, concerned his upcoming album plans. The 20/20 Experience drops tomorrow via RCA records, but one of the original rumors was that Timberlake had at least 20 songs recorded. When the tracklist came out and revealed only 10, I was a bit confused and underwhelmed. Questlove, the drummer for The Roots, may have put out a big spoiler though when talking about the album on a message board. Via My Social List:

Now maybe I understand the title a bit more. Last night on Okayplayer, Questlove, who just backed Justin Timberlake for a week on Fallon (and opened for him at SXSW), let the cat outta the bag. In discussing/defending 20/20 Experience he said:

"spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now…..10 songs later= 20 vision)"

I had assumed that the 20+ song rumors were true, since it would be crazy to miss the mark and exaggerate that much. The entirety of that Questlove post is an interesting read, and it definitely speaks to a certain level of disconnect some are finding with JT's newest album. More Timberlake should always be treated as good news, so if indeed Timberlake's 20/20 Experience is in two parts, we will get more Timberlake.

Let CHARGED.fm get you tickets to see your Justin Timberlake live with Jay-Z this summer.

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