Saturday Night Live is one of the oldest comedy shows left on television today. Since its debut in 1975, the cast has molded comedians in their prime and allowed musicians to perform their greatest hits. While the cast and musical guests have changed over the years, there was always one voice that no one saw but everyone knew.
This past week, SNL lost their official announcer Don Pardo. After an extensive career in NBC radio, he signed on to become the official voice of SNL. He introduced every cast member and musical guest to appear in studio 8H, including huge names in hip-hop like Run DMC, LL Cool J, Eminem and more. Today, we take a look back at some of the best hip-hop moments of SNL. From the hilarious sketches to the memorable performances, we remember the voice that got us hype for each performer that graced the SNL stage.