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19 Legendary Yo! MTV Raps Performances

For all those who fondly remember the days when MTV aired Yo! MTV Raps (1988 – 1995), we have selected 19 live performances from Hip Hop’s greatest artists of that era.

Check out performances from A Tribe Called Quest, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD, Run DMC, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Gang Starr, 2Pac, Public Enemy, LL Cool JBig Daddy Kane, KRS One, Wu Tang Clan and more!


KRS One - Freestyle / Outta Here (1993)

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y. / The Creator (1992)

Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off / Raw / Warm it Up Kane (1992)

Eric B & Rakim - Eric B Is President (1992)

A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime (1992)

Wu Tang Clan - Da Mystery Of Chessboxin (1993)

Main Source - Fakin' The Funk (1992)

Gang Starr - Take It Personal (1992)

Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me (1992)

Public Enemy - Can't Truss It (1991)

Leaders Of The New School - The International Zone Coaster (1992)

Fu-Schnickens - La Schmoove (1992)

EPMD - Crossover (1992)

2Pac - If My Homie Calls (1991)

Run DMC ft Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Down With The King (1993)

Nice & Smooth - Hip Hop Junkies (1991)

Lords Of The Underground - Chief Rocka (1993)

Gang Starr ft Nice & Smooth - DWYCK (1992)

LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (1991)

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