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Fallon, Timberlake go viral in hip-hop clip

Thursday, September 30, 2010
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2010 file photo, host Jimmy Fallon introduces a presenter during the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2010 file photo, host Jimmy Fallon introduces a presenter during the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file) (AP Photo)

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are the hottest duo in hip-hop - for the moment.

They performed a medley of rap hits on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night, and the clip is becoming a viral hit.

Fallon and Timberlake started off with Sugarhill Gang's classic "Rapper's Delight" and went on to perform jams from the Beastie Boys, the Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Eminem.

The 36-year-old Fallon says he's surprised by the skit's success. Fallon says he took time to get it right before taking the stage.

Fallon says that "you know I really needed to practice" because "you know I can't rap." He says that he was rehearsing in his apartment "till 2 in the morning" and that his wife called him crazy.

The NBC show's house band The Roots backed them up.

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