MTV is known for lots of things: Downtown Julie Brown, The Real World, Yo! MTV Raps, and of course, Bill Bellamy. Yo! MTV Raps is commonly credited with ushering hip hop music into the mainstream, with the likes of Fab Five Freddy and his cohorts pumping Fresh Prince videos and L.L. Cool J muscles into living rooms coast to coast.

Good or bad, those early days paved the way for an explosion of hip hop programming at MTV. With multiple brands including MTV2, MTVU, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, & MTV News, Viacom-owned MTV is the undisputed leader in urban music entertainment.

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