October 7, 2010 — Can you believe it was ten years ago that BET created one of the greatest music video shows of all time. The last of the mohicans, 106 and Park is the only evening music video show on television today!
On Wednesday October 6th @ The Court Yard in Hollywood, California BET held a special reunion show featuring past and current hosts including Free, Aj, Rocsi, Terrence, Tigger and Julissa and celebrity guests such as Ashanti, Omarron, Ray J, YG, Sierra, Bow wow and more.
Lil Zane made a surprise appearance and shared with the audience his first time on the set of 106 and Park, the impact BET has had on his life and how it has helped to change the hip hop world overall. It was most definitely a nostalgic event and not just for the live audience and the viewers world wide but for Zane as well. “I would not be here today if it wasn’t for media outlets such as BET”, Zane said.
In a recent statement Stephan Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials, talked about the impact of “106 & Park”: “Who would have thought that this little show that began September 11, 2000, with nervous producers and even more nervous first time hosts would turn into this highly successful, influential, game-changing daily energetic program about, from and to youth culture?”
106 and Park has been enthralling fans all across the country since the year 2000 and sure to continue to bring some of the rawest talent to the hip hop generation and the world for another decade.
Congratulation BET for a job well done!