MTV’s Retromania Hip Hop special celebrates hip hop and pop culture from 90s and 00s

MTV Retromania Hip Hop

Earlier this week, I was watching  episode 3 of “The Real World: Ex-plosion“on MTV from my DVR. After the show ended, a segment aired where celebrities were challenged to name all of the members of the Wu-Tang Clan. My DVR cut off before the end of it, and I was pissed! Turns out that it was one of many preview clips airing this week as part of MTV’s “Retromania: Hip Hop Week.” Can you name all of the members of the Wu-Tang Clan? Hint: Redman is not one of them.

VIDEO – Wu-Who? (celebrities guess the members of the Wu-Tang Clan)

Building from the success of MTV’s Retromania weekends where the network aired marathons of old favorites like “Daria,” “The Hills” and “The Real World: San Francisco,” MTV launched “Retromania: Hip Hop Week” that will culminates in a Retromania: Hip Hop” special airing Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 2:30pm ET/PT.

“Celebrities and hip hop musicians, including Eve, Kevin Hart, Kat Graham, Travie McCoy, MGK, Backstreet Boys, Mac Miller, Aubrey O’Day, Ed Sheeran, 2 Chainz, One Direction, the cast of MTV’s ‘Teen Wolf,’ Fifth Harmony, Icona Pop and more, will indulge in their personal favorite retro moments with hip hop remixes of classic films and TV shows such as ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘American Pie’ and ‘Baywatch.’ Additional segments include retrospectives on everything from favorite childhood snacks to pager codes and retro crushes, as well as games about hip hop culture from naming all of the members of the Wu-Tang Clan to a dramatic reading of the epic anthem ‘My Neck, My Back,’ and more.” (source: MTV Press Release)

In celebration of “Retromania: Hip Hop Week,” MTV has slotted hip hop themed programming from this week from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET/PT with episodes of “Run’s House” and “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out.” To get fans excited about Saturday’s “Retromania: Hip Hop” special, several fun preview segments like Wu-Tang one I mentioned earlier have been airing throughout the week. Many more can be found by going to Retromania.MTV.com. On Monday, for example, MGK (Machine Gun Kelly) reenacted “the famous pie scene from the original 1999 ‘American Pie‘ film, where actor Jason Biggs (as Jim Levenstein) makes sweet love to his mother’s homemade apple pie” (source: MTV.com). Watch below:

VIDEO – Throwback Theater: American Pie

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MGK, Retromania: Hip Hop, Full Episodes

Another preview shows Amber Rose getting in on the action with a reenactment of the infamous phone scene from “Mean Girls.” To pull it off, she enlisted the help of Ed Sheeran, Waka Flocka Flame, and Iggy Izalea. Check it out below:

VIDEO – Throwback Theater: “Mean Girls”

One of the people I’m most excited to see on the “Retromania: Hip Hop” special is Dylan Dylinjah from Diddy’s “Making the Band 2” that aired on MTV for three seasons beginning in 2002. Mack Wilds interviewed Dylan about the infamous “Making the Band 2” episode where Diddy challenged the band hopefuls to walk to Brooklyn and bring him back some cheesecake from Junior’s.

VIDEO – Mack Wilds Learns the Truth About ‘Making the Band’ Cheesecake

Back in 2011, Dylan sat down and gave me a rare tell-all about his life before, during, and after reality TV fame that I published in a 2-part interview series:

(Part 1/2) Interview with ‘Making the Band”sDylan: MTV’s ‘Making the Band 2,’ Diddy, and Dave Chapelle’s parody immortalization
(Part 2/2) Interview with Dylan: Life as a solo artist, student, dad, and lover

I just interviewed Dylan again this morning, and he’s in a much different place than we was at the time we first spoke. He has matured as a person and as a music artist. Stay tuned for the interview coming soon to Ifelicious™!

Tune in and/or set your DVRs, for MTV’s “Retromania: Hip Hop” special airing tomorrow, Saturday, February 1 at 2:30pm ET/PT. In the meantime, check out the Retromania: Hip Hop page on MTV.com — CLICK HERE.

During the show, make sure you’re following me on Twitter (@ifelicious) and tweeting using the hashtag #RetroMTV to join in the what promises to be “spirited” conversation.

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