Star-Studded Lineup of Featured Guests Includes Freddie Gibbs, IDK, JID, Latto, Saba, Shenseea, Tee Grizzley and Trina

50 Original Archival Episodes of the Groundbreaking Hip-Hop Franchise to Begin Streaming on Paramount+ May 5


Official Trailer HERE

Photos HERE

May 2, 2022 – Paramount+ today announced the reimagined global iteration of the trailblazing hip-hop series YO! MTV RAPS will premiere exclusively on the service Tuesday, May 24. In addition, the streaming service released an official trailer, key art and a star-studded lineup of featured guests. The new series will also stream exclusively on Paramount+ in all international markets where the service is available.

Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, YO! MTV RAPS will be a comprehensive deep dive into the current state of hip hop, with hosted segments from renowned battle rapper Conceited and celebrated deejay DJ Diamond Kuts, live performances, cyphers and lifestyle content. The star-studded lineup of featured guests and their respective air dates include:

  • Freddie Gibbs: May 24

  • Latto: May 31

  • Saba: June 7

  • JID: June 14

  • Shenseea: June 21

  • Tee Grizzley: June 28

  • IDK: July 5

  • Trina: July 12

Additionally, fans will be able to start streaming 50 of the best archival episodes of the original YO! MTV RAPS series beginning Thursday, May 5 on Paramount+.

Executive producers for the series include Kurt Williamson, Warren Oliver and Michelle Kenner of HollandWest Productions. Kim Velona is head of production. Bruce Gillmer and Jennifer Demme serve as executive producers for MTV.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage. For more information about Paramount+, please visit and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About MTV Entertainment Group

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands — MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land — as well as MTV Entertainment Studios, which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning MTV Documentary films.


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