Hip-Hop and pop culture have been intertwined for decades, with some of the most iconic moments in music history happening on television. As technology has evolved, so has the way we consume music, leading to the end of some beloved shows. But as nostalgia sets in, here are five hip-hop/pop culture events and TV shows that should make a comeback.
Here are five shows that we’d love to see return to our screens:
106&Park – BET Networks
This iconic daily music video countdown show aired on BET Networks from 2000 to 2014. The show was hosted by AJ Calloway and Free Marie, who became icons in their own right. The show also featured interviews with artists and performances, making it a must-see for hip-hop and R&B fans.
The show ended with rumors of behind-the-scenes drama, including a controversial Blue Ivy joke, a pregnancy, and allegations of sexual harassment. However, in 2020, it was revealed that the hosts left the show amicably.
Spring Bling – BET Networks
Spring Bling was an annual spring break music festival that aired on BET Networks from 2000 to 2008. The festival was held in various locations across the US, including Miami, Cancun, and Jamaica.
The festival featured performances by some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B and was a must-see event for fans. The festival abruptly ended after eight years, but with the resurgence of music festivals, such as Rolling Loud, in recent years, a comeback could be in order.
The Fabulous Life Of.. – VH1
The Fabulous Life Of.. was a VH1 show that aired from 2003 to 2008. The show followed the extravagant lifestyles of high-profile celebrities such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z, including their cars, homes, and vacations. The show was a guilty pleasure for many and provided a glimpse into the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous.
VH1 is now home to popular reality shows such as Love & Hip Hop. With the rise of social media, it’s no secret that people are still obsessed with celebrity lifestyles, making a comeback of this show a no-brainer.
Access Granted- BET Networks
This BET show aired from 2001 to 2008. The show gave viewers an inside look at the making of music videos, from concept to completion.
The show featured interviews with artists, directors, and producers and provided a behind-the-scenes look at the music video-making process. The show ended without explanation, but with the continued popularity of music videos, a comeback of this show could provide valuable insight into the creative process.
BET Networks has shifted tremendously since its 106 & Park days. The popular network is now home to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, and the BET Awards are still going strong.
TRL – MTV
Total Request Live (TRL) was an iconic MTV show that aired from 1998 to 2008. The show featured the top 10 music videos of the day and was hosted by Carson Daly.
The show also featured performances by artists and interviews with celebrities, making it a must-see for fans of pop culture. The show ended due to declining ratings, but with the resurgence of music videos and the continued popularity of Carson Daly, a comeback of this show could be just what MTV needs.
In conclusion, these five hip-hop/pop culture events and TV shows may have ended, but their impact on pop culture is undeniable. With the continued popularity of music videos and the public’s fascination with celebrity lifestyles, a comeback of these shows could provide a much-needed dose of nostalgia for fans of hip-hop and pop culture.
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