Quiz: Can You Name These Artists Who Appeared on Yo! MTV Raps?
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Can You Name These Artists Who Appeared on Yo! MTV Raps?
By: Jacqueline Samaroo
Image: Music Television (MTV)

About This Quiz

Get ready for some old school poppin' rap! Relive some of the best moments of Yo! MTV Raps and its most memorable guests.

Yo! MTV Raps debuted in 1988 and for the next 7 years, it introduced viewers to some of the biggest names in hip-hop. In fact, many of them were on the show before they even became celebrities. For instance, do you recall the DJ, or the royal rapper who was featured on the very first show - before they went on to superstardom? We just gave you a hint, now check out the quiz for the right answer!

Along with up-and-comers, the show also featured many legendary names in entertainment, as well. Did you know that the iconic singer (and mesmerizing dancer!) called the "Godfather of Soul" was on Yo! He most definitely was and he even gave the Ed Lover Dance a go! He is on this quiz, too! Get started to find out who else performed on Yo! MTV Raps.

If you are a true fan of hip hop or you never missed an episode of Yo!, then you will have no problem acing this quiz. You will be dancing like it's Wednesday once you see your score! So, hurry up and show us what you've got!

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Do you recognize these hosts of Yo! MTV Rap’s pilot episode?
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Can you identify this pair from Yo! MTV Raps’ earliest days?
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Do you recognize the rapper/actor shown here?
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Do you recognize this singer known as the “Godfather of Soul?”
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Can you name the rapping and dancing machine shown here?
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Can you name the New Edition member pictured here?
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Do you recognize this superstar rapper and actor?
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Do you recognize this rapper who was once a part of C.I.A.?
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Can you spot the name of this Yo! MTV Raps performer?
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Can you identify this group from Staten Island?
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Can you identify this spicy rap trio?
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Which legendary rapper is shown here?
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Do you know the name of this trend-setting group?
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Do you know the name of the group in this image?
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Which business-like duo is shown here?
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Do you know the name of the Newark-based group shown here?
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Do you know the name of this East Coast group?
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Can you name the iconic rapper shown here?
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Can you spot the duo which debuted in 1991?
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Which trio of rappers is featured here?
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Which hugely popular rap group is shown here?
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Can you identify the former 3rd Bass member shown here?
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Do you recognize this group from Houston, Texas?
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Do you recognize this singer/rapper?
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Do you recognize this Wu-Tang Clan member?
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Can you name this influential figure in hip hop?
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What is the name of the East Coast duo shown here?
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Can you name this South Bronx rap group?
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Can you name the rap group pictured here?
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Can you tell which former Def Squad member is shown here?
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Do you recognize the group in this photo?
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Do you recognize the rap icon shown here?
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Which Long Island rapper is featured here?
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Which Bronx rapper is shown in this photo?
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Do you recognize this rapping New York native?
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Do you recognize the rapper/actor shown here?
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Do you know the name of this renowned rap group?
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Which rapper is shown in this image?
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Can you name this regular Yo! MTV Raps attendee?
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