Yo! MTV Raps Co-Creator Dies Of A Heart Attack


Yo! MTV Raps Co-Creator Dies Of A Heart Attack!!!

Back in the day MTV’s Yo! MTV Raps was everything thanks to Peter Dougherty. Unfortunately Yo! MTV Raps Co-Creator Dies Of A Heart Attack.

CelebNMusic247.com has just gotten word via AHH that Peter Dougherty, co-creator of MTV’s first hip-hop show Yo! MTV Raps, has passed away.

According to the New York Times Dougherty suffered a heart attack. He was only 59-years-old.

Dougherty worked in the on-air promotions department at MTV during the 1980s, a time where the network did not pay much attention to black music. He, along with colleague Ted Demme, pushed to shoot a pilot for a rap music show. In August 1988, Yo! MTV Raps premiered and went on to become the highest rated show in MTV’s history.

In 1990, Dougherty transferred to MTV Europe in 1990 but returned to the states in the mid-2000s.


He is survived by his brother, mother, sister, a son and a daughter.

Our condolences goes out to Dougherty’s family and friends. 

Did you watch Yo! MTV Raps back in the day?