Rappers On "Martin"

The 90's was one of the first times on television where we as a community were able to see different sides of our culture collide. Rappers appeared in movies and television shows while actors often ventured out and did features on songs and appeared in music videos. Both were a phenomenal marketing plan, but at the core, it was a mutual respect for both mediums. One of the television shows that truly emulates that plan is Martin.


Martin premiered on television in 1992 and starred some of the most talented and comedic 20 to 30 something year olds. It was known as the show where acts could come and let their hair down, and guests truly did that, especially the rappers. We created a list of all of the rappers who appeared on Martin. Check it out below.


1. Kid

Forever Sheneneh

Season 1, Episode 6

Martin and Kid from Kid N' Play starred in House Party 1 & 2 together. They reunited on season one of Martin when Kid surprised one of his biggest fans, Sheneneh, play by Martin.


2. Bushwick Bill

Your Arms Are To Short To Box With Martin

Season 1, Episode 24

Bushwick Bill dropped by Martin and left his comedic mark on the show.


3. Snoop Dogg

No Love Lost

Season 2, Episode 25

Snoop Doggy Dogg made an appearance on Martin in 1994 and turned up the party up at Pam's apartment while Martin and Gina stayed home and argued.


4. OutKast

All Player's Came

Season 3, Episode 18

OutKast was new on the scene in 1995, and when they dropped their debut single, "Player's Ball" it made perfect sense for them to perform it on the episode of Martin in which they threw a 70's contest featuring some premium players.


5. Notorious B.I.G

Baby, Baby Blow

Season 4, Episode 3

The Notorious B.I.G made an appearance on Martin in 1995. The city of Detroit shows out when they hear that Biggie might be looking for talent.


6. Yo Yo

Various Episodes

Yo Yo made several appearances as her character Keylolo throughout the series run of Martin.


7. Method Man

You Play To Much

Season 5, Episode 12

Method Man stopped by the Martin set to participate in the friend group going too far with one another.


8. Tone Lōc

Ain't That About A Ditch

Season 5, Episode 13

Tone Loc made his rounds on the 90's Black television show circuit. He made an appearance on Martin during it's fifth season.


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