Yo! MTV Raps
Yo! MTV Raps

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Yo! MTV Raps is a two-hour American television music video program, which ran from August 1988 to August 1995 through its original Yo! MTV Raps name and later by Yo! (until 1999). The program was created by Ted Demme and Peter Dougherty, and was the first hip hop music show on the network. Yo! MTV Raps produced a lively mix of rap videos, interviews with hip hop artists, live in studio performances (on Fridays) and comedy.

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