We’ve come a long way in the last 17 years, and to see how really far we have come check out this throwback Yo MTV Raps clip from 1994 as Fab 5 Freddy is trying to get the viewers hip to email.

This clip is brought back to life as it is the 30th anniversary of MTV, and VH1 is digging through the archives to bring back some MTV memories.

Watch the clip to see Fab 5 explain email below.