Interviews and music videos from the biggest and most notable rap artist of the time. This show gave the rap genre a platform to be seen and heard by mainstream viewers far and wide.
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Interviews and music videos from the biggest and most notable rap artist of the time. This show gave the rap genre a platform to be seen and heard by mainstream viewers far and wide.

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The Gas Face
(1990)
Written by 3rd Bass, Daniel Dumile & Prince Paul
Performed by 3rd Bass & Daniel Dumile (as Zev Love X)
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Lyrics and Beats
13 December 2000 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

MTV was slow to pick up on rap music, but when it finally did, it produced this lively mix of rap videos, interviews with rap stars, live in studio performances (on Fridays) and comedy. It initially aired once a week, but as the show's popularity grew, it was expanded to six days a week, with Ed Lover, Dr. Dre and T-Money hosting during the week, and Fab Five Freddy hosting on the weekends. After the original hosts left, MTV replaced them with different ones each season.


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