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MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video

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MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video

The MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video was first given out in 1989, and it was one of the four original genre categories added at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. This award was last given out in 2006, as MTV did not bring it back in 2008 like it did with other genre awards. Instead, artists and videos that were previously eligible for Best Rap Video are now eligible for Best Hip-Hop Video. Will Smith, Arrested Development, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z are tied as this award's biggest winners, each having won it twice.

Year Winner Other nominees
1989 DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince — "Parents Just Don't Understand"
1990 MC Hammer — "U Can't Touch This"
1991 LL Cool J — "Mama Said Knock You Out"
1992 Arrested Development — "Tennessee"
1993 Arrested Development — "People Everyday"
1994 Snoop Doggy Dogg — "Doggy Dogg World"
1995 Dr. Dre — "Keep Their Heads Ringin'"
1996 Coolio (featuring L.V.) — "Gangsta's Paradise"
1997 The Notorious B.I.G. — "Hypnotize"
1998 Will Smith — "Gettin' Jiggy wit It"
1999 Jay-Z (featuring Ja Rule and Amil) — "Can I Get A..."
2000 Dr. Dre (featuring Eminem) — "Forgot About Dre"
2001 Nelly — "Ride wit Me"
2002 Eminem — "Without Me"
2003 50 Cent — "In da Club"
2004 Jay-Z — "99 Problems"
2005 Ludacris — "Number One Spot"
2006 Chamillionaire (featuring Krayzie Bone) — "Ridin'"

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