The Grammys to Celebrate 50 Years of Hip-Hop with All-Star Performances

This upcoming Sunday, February 5th, The Recording Academy will celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop at the Grammys. “Featuring a litany of greats onstage […], the segment will showcase [hip-hop’s] rich history and continued global influence”, said the official news site of the Grammys earlier this afternoon.

This year’s award ceremony will have LL Cool J make a return to the Grammys as a host, to introduce and give a dedication to hip-hop. Questlove will participate as a musical director while his band, The Roots, will play onstage, and Black Though will carry the narration.

Other notable performances will include acts such as Scarface, Busta Rhymes, Lil Baby, Future, Nelly, and GloRilla.

“For five decades, hip-hop has not only been a defining force in music but a major influence on our culture,” said Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. The Grammys will only be the beginning of the yearlong celebration of this essential genre of music.


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