Hip-hop is coming to late-night TV. On Wednesday, April 11 at midnight, MTV will premiere "Hip Hop POV," a weekly talk show starring industry insiders Charlamagne Tha God, Bu Thiam, Devi Dev, Amanda Seales and Sowmya Krishnamurthy. For those who can't wait until the big debut, MTV News' RapFix blog will give fans an exclusive first peek on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Viewers can watch as the quintet of rap experts run through rehearsals for next week's show during the hour-long live stream, which also features an unprecedented behind-the-scenes first look at the show's set.
New York's hip-hop community and Power 105 radio station listeners are already familiar with Charlamagne Tha God's no-holds-barred commentary, while Def Jam A&R Thiam is a force behind some of the game's biggest hit records. "Sway in the Morning" radio show co-host Devi Dev has made her name interviewing some of rap's biggest stars and Amanda Seales is a veteran rapper, actress and noted radio personality also known to fans as Amanda Diva. Sowmya Krishanmurthy is an emerging journalist whose work can regularly be found on RapFix.MTV.com.
Together, they will tackle the biggest topics of the week and deliver exclusive interviews with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and A$AP Rocky. But before the big reveal next Wednesday, you can get your first look Friday evening on the RapFix blog.
Tune into MTV's "Hip Hop POV" live stream today at 5:30 p.m. ET on the RapFix blog and join in on the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #HipHopPOV