The reboot of the iconic hip-hop TV show Yo! Rap MTV is coming to a streaming service later this month.
On April 29, Paramount+ dropped the trailer for the revamped version of the beloved rap show, which is set to hit the streaming service on May 24. The 2022 version will be hosted by fight rapper Conceited and DJ Diamond Kuts. The format will feature “mic numbers, original videos, iconic tributes and performances you won’t see anywhere else,” according to the teaser. Artists featured in the trailer and expected to appear on the show include Dreamville rappers DaBaby, Freddie Gibbs, JID, Saba, IDK, Latto, Tee Grizzley and more.
Yo! Rap MTV debuted in the United States in August 1988 and was hosted by Fab 5 Freddy and later Ed Lover, Doctor Dre and T Money. The show was a hit with hip-hop fans, becoming one of the highest-rated programs in MTV history thanks to its iconic interviews with the biggest artists of the era, including Tupac Shakur, NWA , Leaders of the New School, Naughty by Nature. and more. The show’s original run ended in 1995. It ran for three years as Yo! in a reconditioned format from 1996 to 1999.
In 2008, the show made a limited return to MTV to celebrate its 20th anniversary. In 2018, Yo! Rap MTV hosted a concert experience at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY to mark the show’s 30th anniversary. The concert featured performances from Eric B. and Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, the Juice Crew, Doug E. Fresh and more.
Check out the reboot trailer Yo! Rap MTV below.