12 Best Nostalgic Hip Hop Television Performances

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While hip hop seems to be in an amazing place right now, 80’s and 90’s babies still can’t seem to shake the greatness of the 90’s. Not only was the music amazing, whether it was rap or R&B, but the television performances also haven’t been the same since. Puff Daddy was the biggest act on shows for kids, and Arsenio Hall was gathering up the biggest MC’s in the country on his own talk show. Take a look at some the best nostalgic television performances on the following pages.

Mase performs on All That

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Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo perform “I Wanna Be Down (Remix)” at the Soul Train Awards 1995


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Brandy gave fans an epic surprise at the 1995 Soul Train Awards when she performed her female-infused “I Wanna Be Down Remix” for one of the first times live. Watch it here.

702 brings out Missy Elliott on All That in 1996


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Not only were 702 running things for the ladies in the female R&B group era, but they even had their song, “Steelo” turned into the Cousin Skeeter theme song a few years after performing on All That. The best part about this performance was a surprise appearance from Missy Elliott. Watch it here.