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Missy Elliott, Run-D.M.C., Lil Wayne, & More to Perform During 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Celebration at 2023 Grammys

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Recording Academy has a super special performance planned for this year's 2023 Grammy Awards...and the mega lineup of performers is nothing short of star-studded.

Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, Glorilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel, Scorpio, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, the Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rahiem, Rakim, Run-D.M.C., Salt-N-Pepa, DJ Spinderella, Scarface, Swizz Beatz, and Too $hort will all perform during the segment. Questlove will serve as musical director and producer, while LL Cool J will introduce the event, perform, and give a dedication.

“For five decades, hip-hop has not only been a defining force in music, but a major influence on our culture,” Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy, shared in a statement. “It’s contributions to art, fashion, sport, politics, and society cannot be overstated. I’m so proud that we are honoring it in such a spectacular way on the Grammy stage. It is just the beginning of our year-long celebration of this essential genre of music.”

The 2023 Grammys will take place on Sunday, February 5, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast live at 8pm ET on CBS and available to stream live and on-demand via Paramount+. Trevor Noah will host the event once again. Besides the hip-hop segment, performers will include Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Kacey Musgraves, Stevie Wonder, and many more.

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Article Image: Missy Elliott performing during the Coke Live festival in 2008, the members of Run-D.M.C. at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, Lil Wayne at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. (Marcin_Kadziolka, s_bukley, and s_bukley via DepositPhotos.)

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