20 years ago today, Yo! MTV Raps aired its final episode. The show debuted on August 6, 1988 with Fab 5 Freddy as the host, and it was the first hip-hop music show to air on MTV. The show featured new artists ranging from N.W.A. to Mobb Deep and helped spread hip-hop around the world. It was the only show of its kind at the time besides Ralph McDaniels’ Video Music Box.
Watch Rakim, KRS-One, Erick Sermon, Chubb Rock, and MC Serch freestyle on the series finale above.