Big Tigger’s “Rap City: The Bassment,” Hip-Hop’s longest running national TV show, will air the last episode featuring Tigger on Monday (Jan. 17) on BET.
“I am sad to see The Bassment end. It was and has been a pleasure to bring hip hop into homes around the world for the past 5 years,” Tigger told AllHipHop.com. “I appreciated all the love and support given by the viewers, artists, record companies, sponsors, and most of all my Rap City staff. Up next are a great many things.”
The show had a hand in not only increasing rap’s exposure, but showcasing some of Hip-Hop’s finest through interviews and on-the-spot freestyles.
Rappers entered the cozy environment of Tigger’s “Bassment,” complete with mom’s home food cooking and were introduced to the world.
Tigger will still host his weekly syndicated radio show, “Live in the Den,” now in 66 markets and expanding to three hours.
But fans of “Rap City” will certainly miss the classic freestyles in “the Booth” and Tigger’s various DJ “cousins” making guest appearances.
Tigger will remain on air at BET on “Bet Style” alongside video vixen Melyssa Ford, in addition to hosting the “Blueprint” specials featuring one-on-one’s with Hip-Hop artists.
A new personality will take over hosting duties on the long-running show, which will also have a new format.