Fact: Justin Timberlake bounced back from a bad cold to help Jimmy Fallon end his first week as host of America's The Tonight Show on Friday night (21Feb14). Timberlake, who postponed a show in New York earlier this week (beg17Feb14) after falling sick, joined the comedian for one of their now-famous history of rap performances. The two friends ripped through hip-hop hits made famous by Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, Warren G, the Beastie Boys, Jay Z and Tone Loc, backed by Fallon's house band The Roots.
Fact: Fans of Run-DMC star Darryl Mcdaniels can enter an online auction to win lunch with the hip-hip legend. MCDaniels has offered up a lunch date and backstage tickets to one of his shows on Charitybuzz.com to raise money for homeless and foster children.
Quote: "I commend the Beastie Boys for leaving Def Jam (record label). They were able to go away and keep their identity. It wasn't defined by, 'Oh, the label wants this song.' That's why they still have their following. I'm so jealous." Run-D.M.C. rapper Darryl 'DMC' Mcdaniels admires the Beastie Boys and their staying power in the music industry.
Quote: "Easy stuff like D'Angelo, Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke. Ne-Yo - he's lighthearted and not offensive. And a little Christmas music - I think Run DMC did a Christmas album, so did Snoop (Dogg)." Rapper 50 Cent reveals his festive playlist.
Quote: "I couldn't believe I was even nominated. I thought the YARDBIRDS was as close as I'd get to getting in. I've gone on long after that and gone through different musical changes. It's very nice to hear that people have been listening." Rocker Jeff Beck is thrilled to be among the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame class of 2009, 17 years after he was inducted as a member of the Yardbirds. Beck will be inducted into the Ohio museum alongside Run-DMC and Bobby Womack on 4 April (09).
Fact: RUN-DMC star DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS is changing the meaning of his moniker to 'Deliver My Children' to highlight his work for children's charities. It previously stood for 'Devastating Mic Controller'.