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[01/23/12 - 07:05 AM]
MTV2 Honors Hip-Hop's Past, Present and Future When "Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts" and "Hottest MCs In The Game VII" Join "Sucker Free Countdown" on Sunday, February 19th at 10PM ET/PT
Sway Calloway hosts both "MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps" and "Hottest MC's In The Game VII."

[via press release from MTV]

MTV2 Honors Hip-Hop's Past, Present and Future When "Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts" and "Hottest MCs In The Game VII" Join "Sucker Free Countdown" on Sunday, February 19th at 10PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY (January 23, 2012) - MTV2 will honor hip-hop's past, present and future with a special night of programming on Sunday, February 19th, kicking off at 10pm ET/PT with the next installment of "MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts." Immediately following, MTV News will reveal its highly-anticipated crowning of the "Hottest MCs In The Game VII" at 10:30pm ET/PT. The night will close out with a special "Sucker Free Countdown" that will name five "Sucker Free Certified" up-and-coming artists to watch beginning at 11pm ET/PT.

About "MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps" (Premiere: Sunday, February 19th at 10pm ET/PT):

The return of one of hip-hop's most-celebrated and influential music shows ever continues with the second installment of "MTV2 Presents: Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts." Hosted by Sway Calloway, the 30-minute retrospective will feature three new classic tracks that will take viewers back to the era that helped shape and define hip-hop as the dominant music form that is today.

About "Hottest MC's In The Game VII" (Premiere: Sunday, February 19th at 10:30pm ET/PT):

MTV News presents the next installment of its popular, provocative and controversial series, "Hottest MCs In the Game VII." Hosted by MTV News Correspondent Sway Calloway, the Hottest MCs Hip-Hop Brain trust will convene once again to debate, dissect and ultimately declare the MCs who are making the greatest impact in hip-hop today.

About "Sucker Free Certified" (Premiere: Sunday, February 19th at 11pm ET/PT):

"Sucker Free Countdown," the #1 hip-hop authority, is set to launch its brand new "Sucker Free Certified" franchise, featuring a list of the hottest new artists set to make big noise in the coming year. During this special episode, five of the most talented and buzz-worthy artists gearing up to take over the game will be unveiled.

About MTV2:

Available in approximately 80 million homes MTV2 is man's best friend. Since its launch in 1996, the network has reflected the subversive interests and behaviors of young men with a compelling and diverse programming line-up inspired by ordinary guys who do extraordinary things. MTV2, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

About MTV News:

MTV News is the authority for music, movies and pop culture news for the Millennial audience, producing a diverse mix of daily news stories, insider specials, weekly series, live red carpet shows, exclusive music video and movie premieres, as well as exclusive artist and celebrity interviews on-air, online, via mobile and across social media.





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