Photo: Jeff Pinilla (cropped)

Run-D.M.C, Snoop Dogg + More To Appear at Hip-Hop Live 50

Scheduled for August 11 at New York’s Yankee Stadium, Hip-Hop 50 Live will feature performances by Run-D.M.C, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Eve, Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma, Trina, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel, Roxanne Shanté, Scorpio, and the Sugar Hill Gang, along with a ‘Pillars of Hip-Hop’ DJ set featuring DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy Campbell.

In a press release statement about the event, Joseph Simmons of Run-D.M.C. said “I am honored to hit the stage in the Bronx, the birthplace of hip-hop and celebrate all of my heroes.” “Aug 11th is hip-hop’s 50th birthday! So… Up in the Bronx where it all started we will be celebrating this historic moment in history! I am honored to pay tribute to the culture that allowed this little shy kid from Queens to grow up and become The Mighty King of Rock! Thank you hip-hop!!!”

In February, the Grammy Awards hosted a 50th anniversary of hip-hop celebration with artists including Missy Elliott, Big Boi, Run-D.M.C., Queen Latifah, Method Man, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Jeff Pinilla (cropped)