Yo! MTV Raps is one of the network’s earlier shows, focused on bringing rap to the mainstream audience by introducing notable acts, like the now-iconic The Fugees. The program first aired in 1988 and ran for about seven years — Run-DMC hosted its pilot.
According to ViacomCBS, the upcoming show will reintroduce “hosted segments, live performances, cyphers and lifestyle content as a comprehensive deep dive into the current state of hip-hop.” ViacomCBS added, “The advent of the series was crucial to the rise of rap music worldwide, creating a global passion for the genre and greater hip-hop culture, which has since become the most dominant force in mainstream music and pop culture worldwide.”
Besides Yo! MTV Raps, Paramount+ will be also be adding Behind the Music and Unplugged, both shows aimed at capturing candid moments with big artists.
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