Up until 1990, the acts that played Spring Break had been very white, a reflection of the music played on the channel itself. But riding a crest of popularity in 1990, Yo! MTV Raps took its show down to Daytona Beach. MC Hammer, Digital Underground and Third Bass all played, but the watershed moment was Biz Markie doing "Just a Friend."
"You just see a sea of white faces, and they know every single lyric," show host Ed Lover recalled. "It was like, Yo, this is dope!"