Big Tigger Announces BET's 'Rap City' Is Returning: 'This Is Not a Throwback'

Big Tigger, one of the hosts of BET's iconic 'Rap City’ show, took to social media to announce its return. 'Rap City' previously ran from 1989 to 2008.

Big Tigger arrives to the 2018 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater

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Big Tigger arrives to the 2018 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater

Finally, a reboot that the world actually needs. 

On Thursday, Big Tigger announced that BET will be rebooting its popular Rap City series. 

“This is not a drill,” Tigger captioned an Instagram picture of him on the revamped set. “This is not a throwback.” BET also released a short teaser that affirmed that Rap City ’21 will be returning. 

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Few details about the upcoming Rap City series have been released. However, BET and the good people at Viacom have been toying with the idea for years. This is due largely to the cultural significance that Rap City and Rap City: Tha Basement holds to this day. Often, freestyles from Tha Basement go viral on social media, showing how much important the show was to its fans—new and old.

Lil Wayne Rap City Circa ‘07

— Perció (@BankrollPerc) July 14, 2021

If you're not celebrating @Mr_Camron's 'Rap City' freestyle during #BlackHistoryMonth, you should

— 2DOPEBOYZ (@2DopeBoyz) February 5, 2018

Jay Z Rap City Freestyle (2003) 🔥

— DatPiff (@DatPiff) July 15, 2019

Big Tigger is Rap City’s most memorable host, so it’s only right that he be the one to introduce the show to a new generation. Also, his announcement comes on the heels of Tigger’s show with Rapsody on REVOLT called Off Top which also incorporates a freestyle booth feel similar to Tha Basement.

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