Published on Apr 10, 2012
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Yo! MTV Raps debuted on August 6, 1988 and forever changed the landscape of music and pop culture. As music television's first show completely dedicated to hip hop Yo! MTV Raps became a groundbreaking phenomenon that brought the music and culture of the genre from the inner cities to the mainstream. Join us as we look back on some of the show's defining moments.
Watch our comedians wax poetic and comment on the moments that defined the Yo! MTV Raps era.
Remember when Busta Rhymes was just another rapper in Leaders of the New School? Or when Snoop was still a Doggy Dogg? Or when a drunk ODB still managed to spit insane rhymes that make today's artists weep? They're all here, along with some of the funniest skits, most awkward interviews and grandiose live performances from the unforgettable Yo! MTV Raps era.
Trace the history of hip hop and it will all come back to Yo! MTV Raps. So join us as we celebrate the innovator, the game changer, the show that started it all: the 40 Greatest Yo! MTV Raps Moments, premiering April 18, 2012.
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