Original Air Date June 7th 2012: The show before Rap City, before 106 & Park and hip-hop cultural landmark gets a Roc Doc from VH1. Everything from its infancy to the series’ close is encompassed here.
The series which ran from 1988 to 1995 was by many the greatest television show about hip-hop gets the special treatment from VH1 in this historical overview of Yo! MTV Raps, the hugely popular series hosted by Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover & Doctor Dre. Yo: The Story of Yo! MTV Raps takes a look back at such memorable on-air moments as the time 2Pac blew up on set and went on a rant against the Hughes Brothers, or when Ice Cube announced he was leaving N.W.A, as well as rapper protestations against the Grammys’ discriminatory practices. Classic material in abundance in this one of a kind documentary available on DVD for the first time.