THE LONGEST-RUNNING RAP SHOW IN HISTORY, “RAP CITY” RETURNS WITH A SPECIAL EDITION





THE LONGEST-RUNNING RAP SHOW IN HISTORY, “RAP CITY” RETURNS WITH A SPECIAL EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE PREMIERE OF THE 2021 “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”
09/30/21

BIG TIGGER TO REPRISE HIS ROLE AS HOST, WITH SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS, LEGENDARY CLIPS OF THE ICONIC SERIES AND THE RETURN OF ‘THE BOOTH’ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, AT 8 PM ET/PT ON BET

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NEW YORK, NY – September 29, 2021 –Today, BET announces the return of the longest-running rap show, “Rap City,” for a one-hour special edition in celebration of the 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards.” Executive Produced and Hosted by legendary Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, “Rap City ‘21” will celebrate the culture and feature exclusive interviews, never before seen booth appearances, “Rap City” memories, and of course, the memorable freestyle booth. The highly anticipated return of the iconic music show will continue to pay homage to BET’s commitment to Hip Hop and celebrate the stars of the culture’s past, present and future. “Rap City ‘21” premieres Tuesday, October 5 at 8 PM ET followed by the 2021 “BET Hip Hop Awards.”

Making its debut in 1989, “Rap City,” was the preeminent hip hop series dedicated to rap music videos, important cultural commentary, and interviews with the most highlighted stars of the moment along with original freestyles from artists including Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Eve, Ludacris, The Diplomats, Jadakiss, Trina, Common, Big Boi, Killer Mike, and many more!

“I’m excited at the opportunity to revive this legendary piece of culture! All your favorite stars and their bars on display” said Big Tigger.

ABOUT BIG TIGGER

Multimedia personality, Emmy Award Winner, DJ and Philanthropist Big Tigger has earned his place as one entertainment’s most distinctive broadcast talents. Tigger’s dedication, business savvy, community involvement, and love for music are just a few reasons for his longevity and recognition as one of the most impactful media talents.

Many people may know Tigger as the face of the longest running, nationally televised hip-hop show, BET’s “Rap City: Tha Bassment” and hit show “106 & Park.” He saw similar success with “Direct Access with Big Tigger”, a weekly TV show which earned him an Emmy in 2013. His stellar reputation and hard work has led to numerous opportunities, accompanying successes across media platforms and an ever-growing fan base.

Currently the host of The Big Tigger Morning Show Monday through Friday 6-10 AM on V-103 (WVEE-FM) in Atlanta, Tigger connects with millions of loyal fans. Listeners “Tune In And TurnUp” to get a daily dose of the hottest music, latest entertainment news, and an inside look behind the music every morning. He can be heard daily on the Big Tigger Morning Show on V103. Insert any additional bio details.

When he isn’t on the radio, on TV, or on a film set, Tigger is making noise as the PA Announcer of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and Official DJ / In Game Host for the Atlanta Falcons. He is in constant demand by professional and collegiate sports teams, celebrities and leading consumer brands like Coca Cola, Macy’s, and Nike to bring the music to live events.

Charity is central to who Big Tigger is. He is an active board member of the historic Hosea Helps (4Hosea.org) organization in Atlanta. Additionally, as a member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, he mentors a variety of young African American kids.

For the latest Big Tigger news and updates visit www.BigTigger.com and follow @BigTiggerShow on all social platforms.

“Rap City ‘21” is executive produced by Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, Red Summer TV and Sam Walker for BET

For more information about “Rap City ‘21” and the “BET Hip Hop Awards” including the latest news and updates, visit BET.com.

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to multiple BET social media platforms using the hashtags: #RapCity #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET.

ABOUT BET

BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.



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