#TBT: Live Performances of Your Favorite Hip-Hop Artists Early Into Their Careers

My, my, my how things have changed. In a digital world where the only thing everyone can think of is what’s next and who’s hot right now, sometimes we forget to reflect on the times in the past. Therefore, in honor of digital media’s phemonenon Throw Back Thursday, Sway’s Universe brings you your favorite rappers’ live performances from the earlier times in their careers. Take a look below and tell us if you remember any of these!
Lauryn Hill at the Apollo

Jay Z’s First Performance

Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre at the American Music Awards

Outkast at Soul Train

Lil Kim, Left Eye, Da Brat, Angie Martinez, and Missy Eillot at the MTV Awards

Three 6 Mafia on Tour

T.I. in 2003

Tupac’s First Performance on Yo! MTV Raps
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Kurtis Blow at Soul Train


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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