BET To End ‘Rap City’; Hip-Hop Show Airing Final Episode Soon
Since August, reports were stemming that BET executives were planning to cancel the hip-hop music show Rap City. Now it seems that those August reports were true; the BET show “Rap City” has been cancelled and is expected to air its final episode in the coming weeks. Though there are reports circulating that the show will end October 29, 2008, sources state that no final episode date has been set.
The show, which was first created in 1989 by BET veejay and producer Alvin Jones, showcased music videos of hip-hop songs, and featured interviews with the same artists whose videos were showcased. BET’s Rap City is reportedly the longest running hip-hop music show to date. The show was hosted by those such as Big Tigger, Joe Clair, Big Lez, Chris Thomas, amongst others.
Rap City also often included freestyles from popular rappers who were guests on the show such as T.I., Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Three 6 Mafia, Busta Rhymes, Webbie, Nelly & Murphy Lee, Trina, Krayzie Bone, G-Unit, Juelz Santana, Lupe Fiasco, amongst others.
The show will be replaced by a new show with the proposed titled “The Deal” and is expected to be hosted by DJ Diamond Kutz. The Deal is scheduled to begin airing on November 10th.