In May 1994, the world of hip-hop and late-night TV suffered an ‘L’ that they have yet to recover from.

Before Magic Johnson had his (thankfully) short run on late night TV and before Vibe had their straight-to-the-can blip of a talk show,  we had the Arsenio Hall show.   A show where (contrary to what many of my classmates growing up thought was just some corny talk show where the guy from ‘Coming to America’ came out and barked) I, and many other viewers were able to regularly tune in to see two of our favorite things on one show:  Good Ass Rap and Wrestlers.

And although, the host (and in-turn, the show), is well-known for stepping on the toes of my favorite group of all time (*see Subject heading), his contribution helped to propel and upgrade the careers of several underground legends into Hip Hop Icons.  So for those that don’t have a clue as to what I’m talkin about….

Some Good Ass Rap and Wrestlers.

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