One night only! One night only! That's all they have to spare!
From 1988 through 1995, there was a show on MTV that literally launched the careers of some of the biggest names in rap music. Ice-T, N.W.A., A Tribe Called Quest and Public Enemy were among those who got their start on Yo! MTV Raps! and now, a new generation is going to get their shot on the show!
For one night only (has that sunk in yet?), MTV2 will air a special reboot of the show following their first ever Sucker Free Awards. At the stroke of midnight, for a solid thirty minutes, Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts will pay tributes to three hip-hop classics: A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario," Geto Boys' "My Mind's Playing Tricks on Me," and Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day." ("Good Day" just happens to mention "Yo! MTV Raps" by name.)
Now, here is the real draw:
The special will feature former hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover AND Dr. Dre. That's right - the doc is in! Also, a mega-list of hip-hip stars will be stopping by, including Wiz Khalifa, Questlove, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy, Fat Joe, Common, Mike Epps, Ice T, Meek Mill, Tyga, and Naughty By Nature.
Insanity! We can't wait for this! Tuning our DVRs for this STAT!
What's next, MTV? What show will you resurrect next???
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