Yo! MTV Raps (Asia)

latest episodes

Yo! MTV Raps episode 3 ft. Daboyway, Reddy, Abra, Bohan Phoenix, Radio 3000 and $tupid Young

SE 1, EP 3

Yo! MTV Raps episode 2 ft. Suboi, Lil J, Owen Ovadoz, Youngohm, A. Nayaka, SonaOne and YOX

SE 1, EP 2

Yo! MTV Raps episode 1 ft. Woo & GRAY, Jay Park, Benzooloo, Dough-boy, YunB & Al Rocco

SE 1, EP 1

latest clips

Rappers Radio 3000, Abra, Bohan Phoenix and Reddy play "What's Good" hip hop trivia | Yo! MTV Raps


Daboyway shares his childhood snack + secrets on a fresh style & winning over a crowd | Yo! MTV Raps


Daboyway ft Radio 3000 – "Same Thing" & "Yeah Yeah Yeah" live on a train | Yo! MTV Raps Original


Cypher ft. Owen Ovadoz, Lil J, Youngohm & A. Nayaka | Yo! MTV Raps


Hip hop trivia! SonaOne + YOUNGOHM take on Lil J + A. Nayaka in a game of What's Good | Yo! MTV Raps


Suboi on hot Vietnamese rappers, dealing with hate, and Cardi B | Yo! MTV Raps


latest playlists

Bingestream Yo! MTV Raps Cyphers


Bingestream Yo! MTV Raps Originals


Bingestream Yo! MTV Raps What's Good trivia


Bingestream Yo! MTV Raps Keep It 100


Bingestream Yo! MTV Raps live at Culture Cartel 2018, Singapore


latest news

Rapper roundup: Daboyway, Abra, Reddy, Bohan Phoenix and Radio 3000 from Yo! MTV Raps episode 3


Rapper roundup: Suboi, SonaOne, Owen Ovadoz and more rappers from Yo! MTV Raps episode 2


Hip hop heads, get ready for the Yo! MTV Raps Party hosted by .WAV(Y) ft Yung Raja & Kim Lee


Rapper roundup: Discover all the rappers from Yo! MTV Raps episode 1 right here


Rapper roundup: introducing the four fab hosts of Yo! MTV Raps


In her own words: Kim Lee on being a woman in the music industry + her fav female rappers


Yo! MTV Raps (Asia): About

A revival of an old MTV favourite, Yo! MTV Raps presents what's hot about the Asian hip-hop scene today!

Read the news of the Yo! MTV Raps return here!

Watch episodes of Yo! MTV Raps at 8pm (SG/PH), 9pm (MY), 7pm (WIB) on MTV Asia. Catch the same-day encore at 11:20pm (SG/PH), 12:20am (MY), 10:20pm (WIB)

  • Monday, 15 April – Episode 1
  • Tuesday, 30 April – Episode 2
  • Tuesday, 14 May – Episode 3
  • Tuesday, 28 May – Episode 4
  • Tuesday, June 11 – Episode 5
  • Tuesday, June 25 – Episode 6
  • Tuesday, July 9 – Episode 7
  • Tuesday, July 23 – Episode 8
  • Tuesday, August 6 – Episode 9
  • Tuesday, August 20 – Episode 10

A reboot of the iconic hip hop show, YO! MTV Raps celebrates the explosion of hip hop culture through an Asian lens on music, fashion and lifestyle.

The show is hosted by global DJ, producer and model Kim Lee and Singaporean rapper and songwriter, Yung Raja; joined by segment presenters and rappers Joe Flizzow and Zamaera; and features over 30 hip hop artists from 11 countries.

MTV shines the spotlight on the beats with the "YO! Originals" segment, collaborating with featured rappers to create exclusive music videos done the YO! way – expect train takeovers, neon lights, rooftops and night-time mobs! The featured artist also chills out in the weird and wonderful YO! living room to "Keep It 100" in a chat with our hosts.

Kim Lee hops across to LA to give us a look at how the Asian hip hop scene is blowing up in the USA in "YO! Check In", featuring Asian-American guest stars such as Jay Park and Dumbfoundead. 'Game Master' Zamaera then takes the lead in "What's Good", a super-charged game show where rappers face off in trivia and quizzes.

Each episode culminates in a powerful, high-octane Cypher, featuring four rappers from across the region, hosted by none other than 'Cypher Boss' Joe Flizzow.

Parallel to the TV series, multiple original short-form series will roll out on MTV Asia's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter platforms, with over 40 episodes to entertain fans all the way through till August. There's also added flavour on Instagram with content like Hoomans of Yo, Hip Hop Slang and What's Good challenges. It's all there to discover on #YoMTVRaps and #YoAsia.

The short-form series will take fans on alternative journeys into hip hop. Peek into a different side of the rappers when you hang with them in "Rappers in Cars", get an exclusive look into their lives and careers in "YO! Rappers" or see more of the Asian-American scene with the full "YO! Check In" series. In addition, connect with up-close stories in "YO! Real Talk", move with hip hop dance showcase "YO! Dance Floor", or delve into the evolution of hip hop in our part of the hood, with "Rise of Asia".

After its debut 30 years ago on 6 August, 1988, "YO! MTV Raps" became the premiere destination for all things hip hop. The advent of the series was crucial to the rise of rap music, and created a global passion for the genre and greater hip hop culture, which has since become the most dominant force in mainstream music and pop culture worldwide. In addition to MTV Asia's "YO! MTV Raps" edition, MTV International will premiere local versions of the legendary hip hop franchise for the UK, Germany and Africa this year.

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