Tune in to the best hip hop and urban entertainment in the industry. RETV is your online source for content that is important to the hip hop community. From rap music videos to art and community outreach, we cover everything relates to the urban culture.
Right now, we refresh our programming each month, but soon we’ll make our programming available 24 hours a day. We invite you to enjoy the RETV experience and please spread the word to help us support hip hop - past, present, and future.
RETV was originally conceived as a one-hour music video show that aired on a local Jersey City cable system from 1992-1996. During this time, our show grew in popularity and the vision and production of the show demanded access to a larger outlet. However, network broadcasters felt that rap music wasn't marketable and dismissed the art form as nothing more than a just fad.
In 1997, RETV closed its doors, and we began to offer content exclusively over the internet giving birth to the multimedia company – Rap Entertainment.com. Fast forward to present day! Technology has provided an exciting opportunity. Rap Entertainment Television (RETV) can now offer nostalgic hip hop moments from our vast archive of music videos (over 4,000), interviews, and live performances on demand 24 hours a day.
As our programming grows, RETV will offer current content from a multi-trillion dollar hip hop industry as well as entertainment from the worlds of sports, music, television, and film. Viewers will be able to see some of the biggest names in entertainment up close and personal.
RETV will also produce original hip hop related programming with the help of our multimedia company. We operate two complementary entities that focus on the business to-consumer market – RE Home Video and RE Digital.
Rap Entertainment Home Video solely focuses on delivery of content in DVD format. This includes compilations of interviews, live performances, and a collection of over 3,000 music videos that we have collected over the past nineteen years. They are produced into theme projects and are distributed throughout our worldwide distribution network.
Rap Entertainment Digital currently offers portable content via iPhone and iTouch and other portable devices that have access to the internet. In 2010, RE Digital will create custom downloadable audio and video content and offer licensed content for sale via Rap Entertainment.com.
Contact us to see how you can spread the word about RETV. We offer hip hop entertainment throughout the nation