MTV Brings Back A Reboot of Their Hit Show “YO! MTV RAPS” Danielle Perry April 21, 2018 News Exclusives, TV Looks like 2018 has become the year of reboots. MTV is ‘rebooting’ “YO! MTV Raps”, the iconic show premiering in the 80’s and 90’s that created a platform for hip-hop and rap artists to shine in the spotlight. The “reboot” will premiere with a 30th anniversary reunion special at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 1. Scheduled attendees include Big Daddy Kane and The Juice Crew, Eric B & Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, Fat Joe, Yo-Yo, Onyx, EPMD, Flavor Flav, YBT “Tap the Bottle” reunion, Black Sheep, DAS EFX, Special Ed, Pharcyde, Brand Nubian, Nice & Smooth, Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Kid Capri, DJ Skribble, Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover, Doctor Dré and T-Money. The hip-hop show is the latest in MTV’s push to bring back a feeling of nostalgia to their viewers. TRL was rebooted in early 2017 after a nine-year hiatus. The Jersey Shore cast also came back for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation with the highest cable viewing since 2012. MTV released a statement on why they chose to bring back the classic show. “The advent of (‘Yo! MTV Raps’) was crucial to the rise of hip-hop, and created a worldwide appreciation of the genre, which has since become one of the most influential in mainstream music.” Tickets for the MTV reunion show go on sale Friday.