MTV is bringing rap back to Brooklyn.
The network is “reinventing” “Yo! MTV Raps,” the iconic show from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s that brought rap and hip-hop artists into the limelight.
The revamped show will kick off with a 30th anniversary reunion show 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, T-Money.
The rebooted classic, which debuted in August 1988, falls in line with MTV’s recent push to bring back the past, including rebooting “TRL” after a nine-year absence.
The “Jersey Shore” cast also came back for “Vacation,” which premiered with the most viewers for an unscripted cable debut since 2012.
“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,” MTV said in a statement.