Rappers, Celebs Celebrate 10 Years Of '106 & Park'

(AllHipHop News) This Fall, BET willl celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the network's hit live countdown show, 106 & Park. The show, which originally launched in 2000 with hosts Free & AJ, who were replaced by Tigger & Julissa in 2005 The countdown show has continued into the 21st century with longtime hosts, Terrence J. and Rocsi, who started hosting the show in 2006. Since the shows debut, a number of celebrities have graced the show's stage. Artists like Jay-Z, Diddy, 50 Cent, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, LeBron James, Lady Gaga, Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah, Madonna and Rihanna have appeared or performed on the show, which has aired over 2,500 episodes. “Who would have thought that this little show that began September 11, 2000, with nervous producers and even more nervous first time hosts would turn into this highly successful, influential, game-changing daily energetic program about, from and to youth culture,” said Stephen G. Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials. “We are proud to reflect and represent for our incredible audience that still, after over 2500 episodes, still fuels the show...for this show was built and still rests on the BET audience.” The network will air a series of specials commemorating 106 & Park's 10-year anniversary, starting on Tuesday, October 5th. On Tuesday, October 5th, the network will debut "106 & Park: 10 Years & Counting." For the first time, all of the past and present hosts will reunited to share their insights and experiences as hosts of 106 & Park over the past decade. The following day, the network will host a live 2-hour celebration from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, which will feature a variety of celebrities and surprise performances.