Yo! MTV Raps – All month long (Tues, Weds, Thurs) at 4:30pm ET/PT
On-air on MTV’s “Sucker Free” officially becomes “Yo! MTV Raps” for the month featuring the current hip hop video countdown, as well as memorable moments from Yo!, classic videos, and well as segments from MTV News.
Yo! Countdown Shows – April 28th, 29th and 30th at 4:30pm ET/PT
For the month we will be counting down the best Yo! moments, music videos, episodes and Yo! artists Then & Now.
About the Yo! MTV Raps Countdown Specials
Yo! MTV Raps Top 20 Videos: The greatest hip-hop show of all time is back, with DJ Cipha Sounds counting down the best videos in Yo! MTV Raps history with exclusive commentary from original Yo! hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover and Doctor Dre. See classic videos from LL Cool J, Tupac, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre and more.
Yo! MTV Raps Top Artists Then and Now: DJ Cipha Sounds and original Yo! host Fab 5 Freddy present the 20 hip-hop stars with the most longevity, from Jay-Z to Queen Latifah to Will Smith and exclusive commentary from favorite stars of today.
Yo! MTV Raps Top 10 Episodes: DJ Cipha Sounds counts down the top 10 Yo! episodes from Yo!’s international trips, to legendary appearances from Diddy, Notorious B.I.G., N.W.A. and more. Includes behind the scenes commentary from original Yo! hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover, Doctor Dre and T – Money.
Yo! MTV Raps Top 20 Moments: DJ Cipha Sounds and original Yo! host Fab 5 Freddy count down the top 20 moments in Yo! MTV Raps history, from the Ed Lover dance, to Run DMC’s greatest hits performance and more…
MTV2 Sucker Free: Yo! MTV Raps – All month long (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs) at 5pm ET/PT & 10p ET/PT
“Sucker Free” officially becomes “Yo! MTV Raps” on MTV2, as well! The 5pm MTV2 Sucker Free block will feature current hip-hop videos and classic Yo! moments and videos, as well as segments from MTV News. At 10p, MTV2 will run the MTV version of Sucker Free, along with another half-hour of customized Yo! videos and news segments.
Sucker Free Sunday Countdown – All month long (Sun) at 12pm ET/PT
Sunday’s edition of Sucker Free Countdown will count down the top Yo! videos, artists (Then & Now), moments, and episodes.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Yo! MTV Raps,” MTV.com will unveil a one-of-a-kind Yo! retrospective hub showcasing the very best of the show’s eight year history. There fans will be able to relive the extensive history of Yo! including classic show moments, music videos, playlists, lyrics and even short form charts addressing hip hop topics and trends. Throughout the month, MTV.com’s Sucker Free Blog will feature interviews with artists as well as Ed Lover, Fab 5 Freddy and Doctor Dre, the original “Yo! MTV Raps” hosts, along with discussions on trends, videos and hip hop news. Finally, MTV.com’s “Mixtape Monday” feature will highlight “Yo! MTV Raps” each week, giving a historical context of Yo! and the influence it had on MTV and hip hop culture.
Think.MTV.com, MTV’s online community for youth activism, will also celebrate “Yo! MTV Raps” with a special action page featuring the pro-social efforts of some of the biggest names in the past and present of hip hop including KRS-One, Chuck D, Common, Nelly, Ludacris and more. Also, beginning on April 1st Think.MTV.com will auction off part of the Yo! MTV Raps set – a 12’x 15 canvas – that has been signed by artists who have recently participated on Yo! tapings. The auction will be powered by BusinessHere, Inc., and proceeds will be given to Music Has Power, a subsidiary of The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function.