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MTV2 To Air "Yo! MTV Raps" Special On December 4th
posted Friday November 18, 2011 at 03:23AM PST | 9 comments
The network will revive the show for a one-off special.
MTV has announced plans to revive the retired show “Yo! MTV Raps,” which originally aired on the network from 1988 to 1995.
MTV2 will air the one-off special on December 4th following the first annual Sucker Free Awards, which premieres at 11 p.m. EST. On the special, the show’s original hosts will discuss clips from the original series, including interviews with A Tribe Called Quest, Ice Cube and Geto Boys.
"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 said. "By looking back at these classic songs in hip-hop it becomes clear that hip-hop would inevitably transcend distance and generations."