Music network MTV is going throwback and it’s not even Thursday. The company has decided to celebrate “YO! MTV Raps'” 30th anniversary with a jam-packed upcoming concert and reinvention.
According to a press release, MTV will celebrate the show’s milestone June 1 in Brooklyn, New York and bring back the series as a digital show.
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, MTV will reinvent the franchise for a new generation as both a linear and digital series across its platforms. To kick things off, show alumni, artists, and fans will gather for the “YO! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience” on Friday, June 1st at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, which will be live streamed by MTV.
The concert will feature a slew of hip-hop pioneers from The Juice Crew to original hosts Ed Lover and Doctor Dré.
The “YO! MTV Raps: 30th Anniversary Experience” will bring together an all-star line-up of the series’ alumni and hip-hop legends including Big Daddy Kane and the Juice Crew, Eric B & Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, Fat Joe, Yo-Yo, Onyx, EPMD, Flavor Flav, YBT Tap the bottle reunion, Black Sheep, DAS EFX, Special Ed, Pharcyde, Brand Nubian, Nice & Smooth, Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Kid Capri, DJ Skribble, Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover, Doctor Dré, T-Money and others for a night to remember. The event will also feature special tribute videos from Eminem, Method Man, Redman and more.
Recently, Doctor Dré talked about his health condition and losing his vision.
“I’m a type 2 diabetic who lost my sight. What I am doing is finding a way to reverse the effect and I am working with many great holistic doctors. I am working with Dr. Ulysses S. Jackson who has a PHD in holistic medicine. We are doing natural herbs that come from Jamaica and I’m working on this deal in Africa to create a farm out there like what we are doing in Jamaica.” (“Murder Master Music Show”)
“YO! MTV Raps” is known for showcasing hip-hop veterans from 2Pac to Grand Puba with performances and in-depth interviews.