These days, you can tune into any number of late night shows on various networks and you’re pretty much guranteed to come across at least one decent Rap performance per week. Failing that, you can always jump on Youtube or your favorite blog and review the countless live clips that find their way into the “cloud” each day. This was not the case in the 90s.
Back then if you wanted to see a live performance by your favorite rapper your options were limited to The Arsenio Hall Show, In Living Color and on Saturday nights, Showtime At The Apollo. The iconic Harlem stage, which hosted countless performances by the legendary Black artists of our time over many decades, also hosted some of Rap’s greatest. For the latest installment of our Video Vault series, we picked 10 of the best.