Friday, November 18, 2011

Yo! MTV Raps To Return For One Night Only Next Month

Oh wow, this is the absolute definition of Fucking Nostalgic. Yo! MTV Raps, the channel's seminal hip-hop show which ran from 1988 to 1995 and was instrumental in bringing some the genre's brightest stars (like, oh I don't know, A Tribe Called Quest and Public Enemy) to national attention, is returning to MTV2 at 11pm on December 4 for a half-hour special.

And just to be clear, this isn't a modern remake highlighting hip-hop's current stars. It's a full-on retrospective focused on the stories behind three of the era's classics cuts: A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario," Geto Boys' "My Mind's Playing Tricks On Me," and Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day." And of COURSE the show's original hosts - Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover, and Dr. Dre (yeah remember that Dr. Dre?) - will be back to oversee the whole thing, with special appearances by Questlove, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes and more.

It's rare that I'm able to say this about anything MTV-related these days (minus Beavis and Butthead, of course), but this sounds legitimately awesome. Set your DVRs and check out what MTV considers the best episode of Yo! MTV Raps after the jump. (Cheers to The Wrap for the tip.)

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