Hip Hop heads are getting a special gift under the hip hop tree.
Santa and MTV2 will deliver airing a 30-minute special called “Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts,” following the airing of the channel’s Sucker Free Awards show.
Fan favorite “Yo” hosts return for the 30-minute special, Ed Lover, Dr. Dre, and Fab 5 Freddy, as well as artists like Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, The Roots’ ?uestlove, Wiz Khalifa, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Fat Joe and DJ Premier, who will be remixing the show’s theme song.
Former host Fab 5 Freddy states “In this Classic Cuts special, people will go back to a seminal time in hip-hop which many have called the ‘Golden Era’ – resulting in records that are as meaningful today as they were back then, in order to appreciate how far hip-hop has come, you have to pay respect to the songs and artists that helped catapult the genre from a small community of fans to world domination.”
Ed Lover, showed his happiness about the announcement.
“It’s a great moment to be re-connected with Yo! and examine the music that had a role in introducing hip-hop to music lovers globally,”
Yo! MTV Raps has often been credited as one of the sole mainstream influences that introduced Hip-Hop on a national level to households, through television.
The show, which aired on MTV between 1988 and 1995, introduced artists and acts like N.W.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Ice-T, and more to viewers and potential music consumers across the country.