MTV2 is set to honor Hip-Hop history with a special night of programming that includes an episode of “MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts,” on Sunday.
The special show will be followed a special with MTV News crowning the “Hottest MCs in the Game VII” and a “Sucker Free Countdown” that will name five “Sucker Free Certified” rising stars.
The return of “Yo! MTV Raps” brings back one of Hip-Hop’s most-celebrated and influential music shows.
the 30-minute episode, which is being hosted by Sway Calloway, will document the era that helped shape and define Hip-Hop as the dominant music form that is today.
The “Hottest MCs In the Game VII,” also hosted by Sway Calloway, enlists the “Hottest MCs Hip-Hop Braintrust,” that will come together once again, to debate what MCs are making the greatest impact in Hip-Hop today.
Last year Eminem was given the top spot on “Hottest MCs in the Game VI,” while Drake, Rick Ross, Ludacris and Waka Flocka Flame all made the top 10.
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj became the first female MC to ever earn a spot on the “Hottest” chart last year.
“MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts,” airs on Sunday February 19th at 10 pm ET/PT.
Hottest MCs in the Game VII” will shoe at 10:30 ET/PT, while the “Sucker Free Countdown” will begin at 11 pm.