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.
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.