If you haven’t yet, watch the Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon “History of Rap” video below, where Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon break down 30 years of rap music in a few minutes.
Do they hit the mark on condensing all of rap’s history into one great medley? I haven’t seen many complaints about Timberlake and Fallon’s now viral rap video, but the question arises: can your kids watch it, or is it not safe for little eyes?
As well as Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s History of Rap video delivered PG lyrics, there is still suggestive content and watching this may inspire some kids to go looking for these songs online – and many of the songs have explicit lyrics.
Overall the Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon History of Rap is not a great watch for kids. Here’s the rundown on the songs they cover:
Sugar Hill Gang: “Rapper’s Delight”
Run DMC: “Peter Piper”
The Beastie Boys: “Paul Revere”
A Tribe Called Quest: “Award Tour”
Digital Undergound: “Humpty Dance”
Snoop Dogg: “Ain’t Nutt’N But G Thang”
2Pac (featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman): “California Love”
The Notorious B.I.G: “Juicy”
The Roots: “The Seed (2.0)”
Eminem: “My Name Is”
Missy Elliot: “Work It”
Soulja Boy: “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”
T.I.: “Live Your Life”
Kanye West: “Golddigger”
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys: “Empire State Of Mind”