Hip Hop Grammys Tribute Video Watch the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Grammys 2023
The Questlove has produced Missy Elliott, Big Boi, Run-DMC., Queen Latifah, Method Man, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel, among many other artists and rap legends history.
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LL Cool J presented a segment celebrating 50 years of hip-hop by Dr. Dre presents the Global Impact Award 2023, with the legendary DJ Kool Herc, passing the microphone to Questlove and Black Thinking.
The segment featured many artists, including Missy Elliott, Big Boi, Run-DMC., Queen Latifah, Method Man, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, and Melle Mel.
Questlove produced the game with his manager Shawn Gee, Jesse Collins, Patrick Menton, and Fatima Robinson; His band The Roots provided music. Check it out below.
Video Watch the 50th Anniversary 2023
The big 50th anniversary celebration was divided into three parts. The first started with Grandmaster Flash, Barshon, Melle Mel, Rahiem and Scorpio performing short snippets of “Flash to the Beat” and “The Message” before handing it over to Run-DMC. for “King of Stone”.
LL Cool J covered “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”, DJ Jazzy Jeff did “Rock the Bells”, Salt-N-Pepa played “My Mic Sounds Nice”, Rakim rapped “Eric B is the President” and Chuck D and Flavor Flav perform “The Rebellion Never Ends”.
Questlove said Will Smith was asked to work out but couldn’t go to the gym because of filming Bad Boys 4.
The second part of the hip hop tribute started with Black Thinking and LL Cool J performing “El Shabazz (Skit)”, followed by De La Soul and “Buddy” and Scarface and “My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me”.
Ice-T covered “New Jack Hustler (Nino’s Theme)” before Queen Latifah delivered a beautiful version of “U.N.I.T.Y.” book.
The next track features Wu-Tang Clan and Method Man performing “Man’s Way” and OutKast and Big Boi rapping “ATLiens” solo.
Busta Rhymes and Spliff Star opened with fast versions of “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” and “Look at Me Now” before Missy Elliot took “Stop Control”.