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YO! MTV Raps To Return To Make A Comeback

(AllHipHop News) MTV is set to bring back one of the television staples of Hip-Hop, AllHipHop.com has learned exclusively.

The Viacom-owned network is planning to bring back “YO! MTV Raps” back to the network, according to sources with AllHipHop.

“YO! MTV” Raps was a hugely successful Hip-Hop-based rap program that ran from August 1988 to August 1995. It had varied hosts like Fab 5 Freddie and Ed Lover & Dr. Dre (New York’s host/DJ/producer) and broke a number of artists that are beloved to this day. The show had a distinct mix of live performance, interviews and even comedy.

“Yo!” is the product of Ted Demme (R.I.P.) and Peter Doughtery and eventually inspired BET to start “Rap City” the following year.

The run down of this new incarnation of “YO! MTV Raps” is presently unknown, including who will be the host of the show and when it will begin airing.

Will Smith, Jazzy Jeff and Ready Rock C shooting Yo! MTV Raps Pilot Photo Credit: WENN

Will Smith, Jazzy Jeff and Ready Rock C shooting Yo! MTV Raps Pilot
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