10 ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Classic Cuts [Videos]

MTV2 is resurrecting “Yo! MTV Raps” by focusing on what drew fans to watch from the start: the music. “Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts” airs this Sunday, Dec. 4 after the annual “Sucker Free Awards” premieres at 11p.m. ET/PT–kicking off an entire month of hip-hop appreciation on MTV2.

“Yo!” wasn’t just a show, it was a culture shock that changed people’s taste and opened the door for hip-hop to find its way mainstream. When watching it, it seemed classic without trying and so cool you needed a sweater. To prepare our readers for the return of “Yo!” we collected 10 of our favorite music videos from back in the day. Check it out. All the cool kids are doing it.

1. A Tribe Called Quest, “Bonita Applebum”

2. Wu Tang Clan, “Protect Ya Neck”

3. Ice T, “O.G. Original Gangster”

4. The D.O.C., “It’s Funky Enough”

5. Salt-N-Pepa, “Push It”

6. Arrested Development, “Tennessee”

7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, “Summertime”

8. NWA, “Express Yourself”

9. De La Soul, “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturday’s”

10. Naughty by Nature, “O.P.P.”

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