YO! MTV Raps Arrives In The UK Ft. Octavian, Stefflon Don, Yxng Bane & More!
The legendary franchise returns to MTV hosted by Poet and Snoochie Shy...
The five-part series will be a destination for current and new fans to discover the best in rap music and hip hop culture, featuring a stellar guest line up including Chip, Flohio, Michael Dapaah, Octavian, RAY BLK, Stefflon Don, Yxng Bane and more!
WATCH THE TEASER PROMO FOR THE BRAND NEW SERIES OF YO! MTV RAPS:
Following the legacy of the original YO! MTV Raps, the series will be hosted by dynamic duo Snoochie Shy and Poet. With an impressive roster of music presenting skills behind her, Snoochie Shy is also a well-respected DJ with a deep passion for hip hop. Poet is an equally esteemed name within the industry. His experience in sports, music, and social activism allows him to bring an energy and passion along with his trademark sense of humour, never failing to spark honest “real talk” around difficult issues.
Snoochie Shy says: “I’m really gassed to be able to host YO! This was such an iconic show from back in the day but to be able to do it our way and shine light on our culture is just too sick, it’s something I’ve always dreamt about doing and I’m super happy to be involved!”
Poet adds: “My older sister has gone from sending me to bed when the original YO! MTV Raps came on to laying in bed watching me when YO! MTV Raps comes on!”
On being part of the brand new series of YO! Stefflon Don says: “I’m so happy to be a part of YO! MTV Raps! MTV has always been about showcasing new talent within the hip-hop scene, and to be asked by MTV to perform for the very first series of YO! is amazing!”
After its debut 30 years ago YO! MTV Raps became the place to go for all things hip hop. The arrival of the series was crucial to the rise of rap music, and created a global passion for the genre and greater hip hop culture, which has since become the most dominant force in mainstream music and pop culture worldwide.
Set your reminders for the premiere episode of YO! MTV Raps Tuesday 25th September at 11pm only on MTV (Sky 126/Virgin 134).
The YO! MTV Raps UK talent line-up includes the below, plus more to be announced (alphabetical):
- D Double E
- Headie One
- Hobo Johnson
- Kojo Funds
- Michael Dapaah
- Ms Banks
- Nadia Rose
- RAY BLK
- Stefflon Don
- Tiggs Da Author
- Youngs Teflon
- Yxng Bane
In the meantime, check out these performances from our 2017 Yo! MTV Raps: London event featuring Wretch 32, Krept & Konan and Not3s: