Beginning in 1989 as the ultimate source for hip-hop music videos and in-depth artist interviews along with freestyles, the program also featured guest DJs who were given the opportunity to co-host the show.
“I can’t lie. It’s sad to say good bye to ‘Rap City,'” BET Interim President Stephen Hill said in a statement. “It’s been the longest running hip-hop show ever and the classic moments are too many to name. The last Biggie interview, the numerous folks that got crazy in the legendary booth, the introduction to the world of so many of today’s superstars.”
Also helping bid farewell to the program will be its’ previous hosts including Chris Thomas, Prince DaJour, Big Lez, Joe Clair, Mad Linx, J Nicks, Q45 and the show’s iconic personality, Big Tigger.
The “Rap City” finale airs on Saturday, November 8 at 10 p.m. EST
As previously reported by SOHH, the show will be replaced by the introduction of “The Deal” hosted by DJ Diamond Kutz and Memphitz.
The daily one-hour hip-hop program will feature many of the characteristics that made “Rap City” popular including celebrity interviews, fashion trends, coverage on up-and-coming artists, a newly designed pop-up format for videos and an interactive component for viewers.
“[I’m] very excited about the new era in BET’s hip-hop offering – “The Deal,” Hill wrote in a statement. “Fast-paced, interactivity laden, this is the show for today’s hip-hop generation.”
“The Deal” premieres on Monday, November 10 at 5 p.m. EST
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