September 6, 2013

Fresh to drop – the new range of Stüssy x Yo! MTV Raps tees have finally landed at UO!

Featuring prints of iconic hip-hop artists from the Yo! MTV Raps generation (we’re talking the likes of De La Soul and Slick Rick here), there is a lot to learn about this amazing throwback collaboration.

Click the image below and check out the tees. Then keep on scrollin’ to learn some more…


“On August 6, 1988 Yo! MTV Raps debuted on MTV and changed the world. It’s hard to imagine, but back then Rap music was not what it is today. It was an underground genre of music that challenged what was going in popular music at the time. Yo! MTV Raps transmitted the culture of Rap to millions of homes at a time when there were only a handful of local outlets to see a rap video. The style, the trends, the language of Rap began to influence popular culture and by the time the show left the air in 1995, the genre was no longer the best kept secret. Rap music has grown to being the biggest and most popular genre of music today, and a lot of this is due to Yo! MTV Raps.” – Stüssy

To bring the golden age of hip-hop back to life, Stüssy created this two-part documentary interviewing the creators, contributors, artists and acts all involved in the seven years of the iconic Yo! MTV Raps. That’s part one up top there, and here’s part two below. Listen, learn and love…