The 50th anniversary of hip-hop was marked with an epic performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. This 15-minute long medley featured some of the biggest names in the genre, including Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, and Lil Baby. If you want to know more about this incredible tribute, then keep reading!
The performance began with Grandmaster Flash performing part of his hit “The Message.” Then, Run-DMC and LL Cool J took the stage in their trademark bowler hats and Kangol hat, respectively. Salt-N-Pepa followed with a shout of “let’s hear it for the ladies!” Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy brought their roar, followed by Ice-T and Queen Latifah. Busta Rhymes then fired off some high-speed fire-spitting. Nelly brought the performance into the 2000s with a flash of “Hot in Herre.” And Houston’s own Scarface got into the action by singing part of “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” The performance ended with everyone on the stage and LL Cool J shouting “Multigenerational! Fifty years!”
The performance was a celebration of the iconic genre, and a reminder of the power of hip-hop to bring people together. It was a powerful reminder of the influence that hip-hop has had on the music industry, and it was a fitting tribute to the genre’s 50th anniversary.
Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, and Lil Wayne were honored Thursday night at the Recording Academy’s Black Music Collective event. It’s great to see these legends of the genre being recognized for their contributions to hip-hop.
If you’re a fan of hip-hop, then you won’t want to miss this amazing performance. It’s a celebration of the genre’s 50th anniversary, and a reminder of the power of hip-hop to bring people together.