Today marks an important chapter in hip-hop history when the last and finale episode of Yo! MTV Raps aired on MTV. From 1988 to 1995, the show had a variety of hosts which included DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince as the first hosts including its main hosts, Ed Lover and Dr. Dre.
Created by Ted Demme who had such a natural fondness for hip hop and rap music, he saw that the music — in its infancy — had great potential with a solid impact worldwide.
From its pilot episode, which gained national attention and critical fanfare, MTV could no longer ignore the demand for hip-hop music and that’s how Yo! MTV Raps was born. Thanks, Ted!
Yo MTV Raps was the originator of the video shows.