Yo! MTV Raps

MTV - Music Television (ended 1995)


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Episode Guide

    • Hottest Videos of 1989
      Hottest Videos of 1989
      Season 1 - Episode 1989
      Tone-Loc, N.W.A., Big Daddy Kane and more.
    • Top 20 Moments In 'Yo!' History
      Top 20 Moments In 'Yo!' History
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Fab 5 Freddy and Cipha Sounds count down the top 20 biggest, boldest and brashest moments in the seven-year history of 'Yo! MTV Raps.'
    • The Hip-Hop Originals of Then & Now
      Fab 5 and Cipha salute 20 moguls, MCs, superstars, and players who rose to fame back in the day and are still goin' strong today.
    • The Roundtable Discussion
      The Roundtable Discussion
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      MTV VJ Sway recalls the landmark series' impact on hip-hop culture with hosts Fab 5 Freddy, Doctor Dre and Ed Lover, authors Nekesa Moody, Elliott Wilson and Nelson George and artists Fabolous and Doug E Fresh.
    • Droppin' Science
      Droppin' Science
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Not everyone jumped on the dookie rope bandwagon when hip-hop hit. Open your mind to those who kept the struggle of the streets alive.
    • Yo! MTV Raps: All-Star Yo! Drops!
      Yo! MTV Raps: All-Star Yo! Drops!
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Watch old-school 'Yo!' shout-outs from the biggest names in hip-hop, lifted straight from the shows.
    • Fab 5 Freddy's Main Moments
      Fab 5 Freddy's Main Moments
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Watch the godfather of 'Yo!' make his mark in these old-school hip-hop highlights.
    • Yo! MTV Raps: Classic Clips
      Yo! MTV Raps: Classic Clips
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      The hypest 'Yo!' highlights: the first-ever show, 'Yo!' goes to Africa, a Bill Cosby cameo and more.
    • The ABCs of Slanguistics
      The ABCs of Slanguistics
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      From chillin' to illin,' Doctor Dre, Ed Lover and Doug E. Fresh school you in the necessary slang.
    • Paying Dues & Respect
      Paying Dues & Respect
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Snoop reflects on the early days of 'Yo!,' and LL Cool J thanks 'Yo!' for putting him in the game.
    • Famous First Times
      Famous First Times
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Watch history get written when Wu, Nas, Jay-Z and Jennifer Lopez made their 'Yo!' debuts.
    • Freestyles Caught on Camera
      Freestyles Caught on Camera
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Slick Rick, Beasties, Busta, Queen Latifah, Fab 5 Freddy, and the Fugees drop rhymes in these original 'Yo!' clips.
    • My Posse's On
      My Posse's On
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Want respect? You gotta represent. In these videos, there's no doubt these crews are in full effect.
    • Ladies First
      Ladies First
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Watch Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Salt-N-Pepa and more fearless females who paved the path for women in rap.
    • Hottest Videos of 1993
      Hottest Videos of 1993
      Season 1 - Episode 1993
      The Roots, Wu Tang, Snoop and more. These are the illest vids to hit the scene back in 1993. Including Snoop Dog, Tupac, and Wu Tang Clan
    • Hottest Videos of 1992
      Hottest Videos of 1992
      Season 1 - Episode 1992
      The Pharcyde and more hip-hop highlights from 1992. Also including Ice-cube, Dr. Dre, and Sir-Mix-a-Lot
    • Hottest Videos of 1991
      Hottest Videos of 1991
      Season 1 - Episode 1991
      Hip-hop highlights from 1991. Videos by names such as Naughty by Nautre, DJ Jazzy Jeff, De LA Soul and Heavy D
    • Hottest Videos of 1990
      Hottest Videos of 1990
      Season 1 - Episode 1990
      Digital Underground, Salt-N-Pepa, Hammer, Kid n' Play and more.
    • Hottest Videos of 1994
      Hottest Videos of 1994
      Season 1 - Episode 1994
      From Nas to Ice Cube to Pete Rock and Biggie, these players ruled rap in 1994.
    • Hottest Videos of 1995
      Hottest Videos of 1995
      Season 1 - Episode 1995
      These Old Dirty Bastard, Tupac, The Roots and Brand Nubian videos ruled 1995 -- the final year of 'Yo!'
    • Hip-Hop In a Post-Yo! World
      Hip-Hop In a Post-Yo! World
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The show ended in 1995, but hip-hop didn't. In the late '90s, these hip-hoppers picked up where 'Yo!' left off.
    • Best Videos of 1998
      Best Videos of 1998
      Season 1 - Episode 1998
      Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy Slick Rick and more hip-hop highlights from 1988.
    • Suckas for Love
      Suckas for Love
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      In between the streets and the game, meet a few MCs who found time to get romantic on the mic.
    • Classic Rump Shakers
      Classic Rump Shakers
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      The Yo! era dance tracks were the original dance floor party jams.
    • Gangsta's Paradise
      Gangsta's Paradise
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      From Dr. Dre's 'Nuthing But a 'G' Thang to Snoop's 'Murder Was the Case,' these videos were the VIP gansta rap hood hits.
    • Style on Trial
      Style on Trial
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Relive the game gear, fades, braids, shades and more classic old- school hip-hop styles.