Yo! MTV Raps Celebrating 30th Anniversary With Concert & Digital Series
One of the most iconic rap shows to ever air was undoubtedly Yo! MTV Raps.
At its height, the who's who of hip-hop regularly appeared on the show, and it ultimately helped define an era in hip-hop. Now, the monumental show is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a "reinvention across its linear and digital platforms" and a special concert.
The anniversary celebration kicks off on June 1, with a concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience. Specifically, the concert will highlight the show's run between 1988-1995, with a slew of performances including: Big Daddy Kane and the Juice Crew, Eric B. and Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, EPMD, Flavor Flav of Public Enemy, Melle Mel & the Furious Five, the Pharcyde, Brand Nubian, Nice and Smooth, Onyx, Black Sheep, Das EFX, Special Ed, Yo-Yo, Kid Capri and the first performance of "Tap the Bottle" hitmakers Young Black Teenagers since they disbanded in 1994.
Hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Dr. Dre & Ed Lover will be there, as will DJs Skribble, Red Alert and Chuck Chillout. Additionally, the event will feature special tribute videos from rappers including Eminem, Method Man, Redman and more.
As for the reinvention of the show, there still aren't many details about what that will look like, or when it will launch. Tickets to Yo! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience go on sale Saturday, April 21.
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