Hip-Hop History Unleashed Featuring Georgia’s Speech of Arrested Development: GRAMMY Salute Concert Special Pays Tribute to 50 Years of Groundbreaking Genre.
Atlanta, GA (Dec. 2, 2023) The “A GRAMMY Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop” concert special is set to be an unforgettable event honoring the influential genre that has shaped the music industry for five decades. The Recording Academy, Questlove, and CBS have come together to create a dynamic experience that will showcase the evolution and impact of hip-hop. The concert was recorded on November 8 at the YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California.
The concert will highlight the diversity and innovation within hip-hop, showcasing the range of talent that has emerged over the past 50 years. From the iconic sound of Grammy award winner Speech of Arrested Development, Queen Latifah to the lyrical mastery of Common, the performances promise to be a captivating journey through hip-hop’s evolution.
Reflecting on the event’s significance, Speech of Arrested Development shared, “Being part of this tribute is a true honor. Hip-hop has allowed us to express ourselves and tell our stories, and we are grateful for the platform it has given us. We are excited to celebrate this milestone and pay tribute to all the incredible artists who have shaped the genre.”
In a statement released by The Recording Academy, they expressed their excitement for the upcoming concert special, stating, “We are thrilled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with this star-studded event. Hip-hop has had a remarkable influence on music and culture, and this tribute is a testament to the genre’s enduring impact.”
The special will feature exclusive performances from an incredible lineup of artists who have made significant contributions to the hip-hop genre. Will Smith, Chuck D, T.I., LL COOL J, and Questlove are just a few of the legendary artists who will take the stage to pay homage to hip-hop’s rich history.
Viewers can tune in to CBS on Sunday, December 10, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. ET/PT to witness this historic celebration of hip-hop. The concert will also be available for streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event that brings together some of the biggest names in hip-hop to honor the genre’s remarkable legacy. “A GRAMMY Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop” is set to captivate audiences and remind us all of the profound influence hip-hop has had on music and culture.
Including Arrested Development, Black Thought, Bun B, Common, De La Soul, Jermaine Dupri, J.J. Fad, Talib Kweli, The Lady Of Rage, LL COOL J, MC Sha-Rock, Monie Love, The Pharcyde, Queen Latifah, Questlove, Rakim, Remy Ma, Uncle Luke, and Yo-Yo rap icons and next-gen hip-hop superstars 2 Chainz, T.I., Gunna, Too $hort, Latto, E-40, Big Daddy Kane, GloRilla, Juvenile, Three 6 Mafia, Cypress Hill, Jeezy, DJ Quik, MC Lyte, Roxanne Shanté, Warren G, YG, Digable Planets, Spinderella, Black Sheep, and Luniz
The concert airs on Sunday, Dec. 10, as a live concert TV special celebrating the profound history and monumental cultural impact that hip-hop has made around the world.