Big Tigger’s "Rap
City: The Bassment," Hip-Hop’s longest running national TV show, will air
the last episode featuring Tigger on Monday (Jan. 17) on BET.
"I am sad to see The Bassment end. It was and has been
a pleasure to bring hip hop into homes around the world for the past 5 years,"
Tigger told AllHipHop.com. "I appreciated all the love and support given
by the viewers, artists, record companies, sponsors, and most of all my Rap City
staff. Up next are a great many things."
The show had a hand in not only increasing rap’s exposure, but
showcasing some of Hip-Hop’s finest through interviews and on-the-spot freestyles.
Rappers entered the cozy environment of Tigger’s "Bassment," complete
with mom’s home food cooking and were introduced to the world.
"I will continue to raise money through my charitable organization
and to do big thangs," Tigger assured. The aspiring rapper also said he
plans to delve into acting and work on an album of his own.
Tigger will still host his weekly syndicated radio show, "Live
in the Den," now in 66 markets and expanding to three hours.
But fans of "Rap City" will certainly miss the classic freestyles
in "the Booth" and Tigger’s various DJ "cousins" making
Tigger will remain on air at BET on "Bet Style" alongside
video vixen Melyssa Ford, in addition to hosting the "Blueprint" specials
featuring one-on-one’s with Hip-Hop artists.
A new personality will take over hosting duties on the long-running
show, which will also have a new format.
Tigger’s new cognac
Grand Lenare will hit stores this month, and his signature line of automotive
rims drops in April.