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.
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.
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
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.