25 Best Hip-Hop Moments on The Arsenio Hall Show

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    25 Best Hip-Hop Moments On <em>The Arsenio Hall Show</em>
    Back in the days at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, a late-night TV talk show was made under the guidance of comedian Arsenio Hall (best known for his multiple roles in <em>Coming to America</em>). The syndicated program, premiered during the winter of 1989, lasted until the spring of 1994, leaving a legacy as the talk show that touched upon the MTV generation. For hip-hop, it served as a tremendous platform, as it featured some of the genre's most prominent figures. Artists such as Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Wu-Tang Clan, and many more have appeared on the program as guests or performers, making the show a significant title within hip-hop. Nearly 20 years since its cancellation, it's been recently announced that CBS will revive the show in September 2013 with Arsenio Hall back in charge. To celebrate its return, here's a breakdown of the 25 best hip-hop moments on <em>The Arsenio Hall Show</em>. —<em>XXL Staff</em> (<a href="http://twitter.com/XXL">@XXL</a>)
  • Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith
    Jazzy Jeff And Fresh Prince Performing "Parents Just Don't Understand"
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  • Kool Moe Dee
    Kool Moe Dee Performing "I Go To Work"
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  • Big Daddy Kane
    Big Daddy Kane Performing "Cause I Can Do It Right"
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  • Ice-T
    Ice-T on Gang Culture
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  • LL Cool J
    LL Cool J on His Humble Background
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  • Wrecks N Effects
    Wrecks N Effects Performing "New Jack Swing"
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  • Monie Love
    Monie Love Performing "It's a Shame"
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  • Heavy D
    Heavy D Performing "Somebody for Me"
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  • 2 Live Crew
    2 Live Crew Performing "Me So Horny"
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  • De La Soul
    De La Soul Performing "Me, Myself, and I"
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  • ATCQ
    A Tribe Called Quest And Leaders of the New School Performing "Scenario"
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  • Black Sheep -1992
    Black Sheep Performing "The Choice Is Yours"
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  • Arrested Development - 1992
    Arrested Development Performing "People Everyday"
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  • Three Times Dope
    Three Times Dope Performing "Funky Dividends"
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  • Vanilla Ice
    Dispute with Vanilla Ice
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  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth
    Pete Rock & CL Smooth Performing "T.R.O.Y."
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  • 3rd Bass
    3rd Bass On Stereotypes And Performing "Gas Face"
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  • N.W.A.
    N.W.A. on Dealing With the F.B.I.
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  • Eazy E
    Eazy-E Addressing Dr. Dre
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  • Dr. Dre
    Dr. Dre On <em>The Chronic</em>
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  • Snoop Dogg
    Snoop Dogg on Entering the Rap Game
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  • Lil Bow Wow
    A Very Young Bow Wow Performing Live
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  • Wu-Tang Clan
    Wu-Tang Clan On Police Brutality
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  • 2Pac On Arsenio Hall
    2Pac on His Multiple Cases
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  • Last Episode
    Hip-Hop All Stars' Final Performance
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  • Zach Wolfe

    MF DOOM!

    • Antonio David Vergara

      At 5:20, hell yeah!