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  1. MTV2 is bringing back Yo! by focusing on what drew fans to watch from the start: the music. MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts is dedicated to the music that made people fall in love with hip hop. In this second installment of the special,......  Read Full Summary

Highlights

  1. Check out which hip-hop stars and legends shared their favorite 'Yo! MTV Raps' moments with us.

  2. Take a look at the story behind Common's classic track "I Used to Love H.E.R." and the beef it caused with Ice Cube.

  3. The trio from East Orange, New Jersey talk about the meaning behind their mega-hit single 'O.P.P..'

  1. Common talks about the recognition he received from the hip-hop heavyweights like Biggie for his track 'I Used To Love H.E.R.'

  2. The Tribe Called Quest band member says that Tupac is the King of the West Coast.

  3. Check out online exclusive clips from Bun B, F. Gary Gray and Miss Info.

About Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts

  1. MTV2 is bringing back Yo! by focusing on what drew fans to watch from the start: the music.

    MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts is dedicated to the music that made people fall in love with hip hop. In this second installment of the special, we'll focus on 3 more songs -- Naughty By Nature's "OPP," Common's "I Used to Love H.E.R." and "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A. -- and tell the stories behind each track, from the artists who penned and produced them, to the fans, insiders, artists and celebs who simply love the music.

    We will hear from Yo! all-stars including former Yo! MTV Raps hosts Fab 5 Freddy and Ed Lover, and hip-hop stars including Ice Cube, Naughty by Nature, Common, Fat Joe, No I.D., Talib Kweli, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Machine Gun Kelly, Peter Rosenberg, Maino, Lil Eazy E, Joell Ortiz, DJ Quik, Charlamagne, Big Boy, Miss Info, Damien Lemon, and Bonsu Thompson.

    We'll hear where they were when they first heard it, how it inspired them and how it became the soundtrack to a part of their lives. Our hip hop aficionados will provide personal anecdotes and contextualize each track.

    We'll even flash back to some of the Yo! MTV Raps moments, interviews, performances and characters that made the original show so special. Today, hip hop is the dominant force in music, but it would never have gotten there without the legendary tracks of the past. No other brand has both shaped and honored the legacy of hip hop more than Yo! MTV Raps, making it the perfect show to introduce a whole new generation of fans to these Classic Cuts.

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