THIS DAY IN HIP HOP AND RAP HISTORY
created: May 1st, 2012 |
This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
May 1st, 2012
May 1st – MTVX, a Viacom owned MTV rock channel was closed on this day and was replaced by MTV Jams, an all rap music video network in 2002.
This decision was based on Billboard chart information that rap music was slowly replacing rock as the preferred musical genre of the MTV demographic.
The last music video played on MTVX was “See You On The Other Side” by Ozzy Osbourne.