Grammys Add Historic Segment Celebrating 50 Years Of Hip-Hop

The lineup for the 2023 Grammy Awards has expanded with the addition of a historic segment celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

The segment will showcase the genre’s rich history and continued global influence with electrifying performances by Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, RUN-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort.

LL COOL J will introduce the segment, perform and give a dedication to hip-hop. Questlove will serve as producer and musical director. Music will be provided by the Roots, while hip-hop ensemble Black Thought will narrate.

The Grammys hip-hop segment is produced by Questlove, Jesse Collins, Patrick Menton of Fulwell 73, Creative producer Fatima Robinson, and Questlove’s manager and President of LNU, Shawn Gee.

The Recording Academy announced that CBS will also broadcast a special Hip-Hop music event later in 2023.

The 2023 Grammys will air live on Sunday, February 5, from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena. The awards show will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network and stream live and on-demand on Paramount+ at 8-11:30 p.m. ET / 5-8:30 p.m. PT.

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