How to Watch 'Love & Hip Hop New York' Premiere: Live Stream and Everything Else to Know About Season 9

The drama returns to the Big Apple when Love & Hip Hop New York Season 9 premieres on VH1 on Monday night. The reality series will mark the return of several cast members—some of whom haven't been seen on the show in more than four years.

The series's longtime stars Yandy Smith and Rich Dollaz are back. The friends and music managers will both be sharing some of the plights their families faced over the last year with fans on the show. Luckily some of their old pals are slated to make their big comeback to LHHNY to give them a helping hand, including Joe Budden and Cyn Santana.

Budden, who joined the Season 3 cast in 2013, initially appeared on LHHNY with his ex-girlfriend, model Tahiry. His initial seasons on the show largely followed his road to recovery following his drug relapse in 2012 and his failed relationships, including a botched Times Square proposal to Tahiry in Season 4. Meanwhile, Santana, who also first appeared on LHHNY in 2013, was heavily involved in former cast member and ex-girlfriend Erica Mena's storyline.

Now, Budden and Santana will appear on the show together as a couple as they raise their first child together.

Rapper Juelz Santana and his fiancée Kimbella also make their return to the show in lead cast roles as well, in addition to Remy Ma, Papoose, Juju, Mariah Lynn and Alexis Skyy. Rapper Safaree, who made his reality TV debut on the Love & Hip Hop Hollywood franchise, will also appear on LHHNY following his big move from tinsel town.

A few new faces are expected to appear on the new season of LHHNY including New York rapper Maino and his longtime girlfriend Maggie Carrie.

The series kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on the VH1 network. Fans without access to television can stream the show on VH1's website or on the VH1 app.