August 6: Yo MTV Raps Premieres on MTV. (1988)

August 6, 1988 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Yo MTV Raps first episode premiered on MTV. It was the 1st Hip-Hop show on the network. Run DMC hosted this pilot episode and it was one of the highest rated programs to ever air on MTV at that point.

ABOVE: Yo MTV Raps Intro
ABOVE: Yo MTV Raps Documentary

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