News: #TodayInHipHop: ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Premieres + Best Moments


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Today In Hip Hop:

Take us back to 1988, where MTV changed its looks for the artists of color lack thereof. If you weren’t a Prince or Michael Jackson and you were apart of Hip Hop you weren’t wanted on the air. Not until the summer of 1988 when Yo! MTV Raps aired on the station. Prior to the shows brief run on MTV Europe, MTV Raps made its way to national air.

Yo! MTV Raps became an instant hit and the ratings went through the roof becoming one of the highest rated programs in the history of the channel.

On air many guests came through during its seven year run on the station coming to an end August 17, 1995. Checkout below some of the greatest moments in Yo! MTV Raps history.

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