The legendary series YO! MTV RAPS is back and the new trailer is giving us a look at the upcoming revival.
As we previously reported, the series, which originally aired from 1988 to 1995, is getting a revamp. The show will air exclusively on Paramount+ beginning Tuesday, May 24.
Similar to the original series, the reimagined global iteration "will be a comprehensive deep dive into the current state of hip hop, with hosted segments from renowned battle rapper Conceited (Wild 'N Out') and celebrated deejay DJ Diamond Kuts, live performances, cyphers, and lifestyle content."
Here are the rappers that will appear on the show:
- Freddie Gibbs: May 24
- Latto: May 31
- Saba: June 7
- JID: June 14
- Shenseea: June 21
- Tee Grizzley: June 28
- IDK: July 5
- Trina: July 12
Also, 50 of the best archival episodes of the original YO! MTV RAPS begin streaming Thursday, May 5 on Paramount+.
Executive producers for the series include Kurt Williamson, Warren Oliver and Michelle Kenner of HollandWest Productions. Kim Velona is head of production. Bruce Gillmer and Jennifer Demme serve as executive producers for MTV.