Fab 5 Freddy Takes Hip-Hop Show Online

Original "Yo! MTV Raps" host Fab 5 Freddy has teamed with online music site GetMusic to launch "The Fab 5 Freddy Show", an interactive hip-hop variety program, later this summer. The show will feature

Original "Yo! MTV Raps" host Fab 5 Freddy has teamed with online music site GetMusic to launch "The Fab 5 Freddy Show", an interactive hip-hop variety program, later this summer. The show will feature interviews, news, music, fashion, and gossip. New episodes will air Monday through Friday, with previous episodes available on-demand.

"We will be tackling topics that touch the heart of hip-hop," says Aahmek Richards, executive producer for GetMusic's hip-hop/R&B channel (also known as Peeps.com). "This is not just your regular interview show." According to Richards, scheduled topics include sexual content in videos, and the influence of rap lyrics.

"I'm looking forward to getting that immediate response," says Freddy (real name: Fred Brathwaite). "I want to plug back into the hip-hop audience. Whether it be fans who grew up watching "Yo!," or people who have become familiar with the culture via the Internet."

Russell Simmons, Jesse Jackson III, and Beanie Sigel, among others, have already taped interviews for the show. "Ultimately, I'd love to see the show on television," says Richards. "TV is missing a show like this."