MTV Is Resurrecting ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Hip-Hop Series
MTV brought back lovable cartoon idiots Beavis and Butt-head and the alternative rock show ‘120 minutes,’ so why not resurrect ‘Yo! MTV Raps,’ the series that may have been the most important hip-hop-related television show of all-time?
Unfortunately, the return of Yo! is just for one night, in the form of a 30-minute special to air on MTV2 on Dec. 4, directly following the Sucker Free Awards. Original hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Dr. Dre will chat with some of today’s biggest hip-hop stars.
“It’s a great moment to be reconnected with ‘Yo!’ and examine the music that had a role in introducing hip-hop to music lovers globally,” former co-host Ed Lover tells MTV. “By looking back at these classic songs in hip-hop it becomes clear that hip-hop would inevitably transcend distance and generations.”
Fab 5 Freddy adds, “In this Classic Cuts special, people will go back to a seminal time in hip-hop, which many have called the ‘Golden Era,’ resulting in records that are as meaningful today as they were back then.”