Epic Hip Hop Tribute that Crowned the 2023 Grammy Awards

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Hip-hop was celebrated gloriously in the most distinguished and epic way at the 2023 Grammy Awards.


During music’s biggest night at the Gala on Feb. 5, a couple of hip-hop G.O.A.Ts took the stage to celebrate the genre’s 50th anniversary.

LL Cool J made the first impression by shining the stage to present the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award, with Dre making a speech when accepting the trophy as LL proceed to introduce the performance.

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He noted that some major players were missing but that it would be a can’t-miss show.

The performance that featured ‘The Roots’, was split into three chapters narrating the history of hip-hop.

Other artists like Run-DMC, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes joined on stage, while the Grammys audience including Jay-Z, Pharrell and Shania Twain , among others, including Twitter could not contain their excitement.

With the spotlight kept on Jay-Z and his crew, showing the bewilderment on his face as more artist streamed to the stage.

DJ Khaled was spotted holding a lighter up to express his thrill.

“For the culture,” LL Cool J concluded the star-studded performance.

On Twitter, fans and some celebrities were ecstatic and praising the artists.

“The Women of Hip-hop!!” actor Sheryl Lee Ralph tweeted.

Actor Jackée Harry tweeted, “This is a fantastic reminder that hip hop has produced more than beautiful artists. The #Grammys2023 stage is full of inventors and visionaries!”

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“This hip-hop tribute is amazing!! #grammys!! Y’all did that!!!” one person tweeted.


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Others shared screenshots, GIFs and more of their reactions while watching.

“That damn @questlove is a genius. That tribute to hip hop was insane,” Jemele Hill wrote.

Chapter one:

Black Thought Narration

Grandmaster Flash w/ Barshon, Mele Mel, Rahiem & Scorpio – “Flash To The Beat”

Grandmaster Flash w/ Barshon, Mele Mel, Rahiem & Scorpio – “The Message”

Run-DMC – “King Of Rock”

LL Cool J – “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”

DJ Jazzy Jeff – “Rock The Bells”

Salt-N-Pepa – “My Mic Sounds Nice”

Rakim – “Eric B is President”

Chuck D & Flavor Flav – “Rebel Without A Pause”

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Hip-hop was celebrated in the most star-studded and epic way at the 2023 Grammy Awards.

Chapter Two:

Black Thought w/ LL Cool J – “El Shabazz Skit”

De La Soul – “Buddy”

Scarface – “My Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me”

Ice-T – “New Jack Hustler (Nino’s Theme)”

Queen Latifah – “U.N.I.T.Y.”

Method Man – “Method Man”

Big Boi – “ATLiens”

Busta Rhymes & Spliff Star – “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” / “Look At Me Now”

Missy Elliott – “Lose Control”

Chapter Three:

Queen Latifah narration

Nelly & City Spud – “Hot In Herre”

Too $hort – “Blow The Whistle”

Swizz Beatz & The Lox – “We Gonna Make It”

Lil Wayne – “A Milli”

Lil Baby – “Freestyle”

GloRilla – “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”

Future – “F— Up Some Commas”

LL Cool J – “Just Wanna Rock”

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