The Grammys honor half a century of hiphop history

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The Grammys honor half a century of hiphop history

The US Recording Academy, organizer of the prestigious Grammy Awards, honored half a century of the legacy of the hiphop genre through a special event from the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles broadcast this Sunday on the CBS network.

A two-hour tribute in which there is no shortage of Grammy winners of recent decades, as well as legends and leading bands of American rap such as Three 6 Mafia, Queen Latifah, Akon, Cypress Hill, Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Public Enemy, Rakim, Rick Ross or 2 Chainz, and others. Additionally, there will be special appearances by the likes of Chloe Bailey, Regina Hall, Jennifer Hudson, Machine Gun Kelly, Lin Manuel Miranda, Folake Olowofoyeku, Seth Rogen and Jelly Roll.

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50th anniversary

As “a special exhibition to celebrate the deep history of the genre and its great impact on culture around the world,” this is how the Recording Academy describes this event, which was also attended by several thousand people who lives.

Leaving behind the old battles between West Coast and East Coast rap, the event celebrated the careers of legends from both sides with an audience full of flat caps and bomber style jackets nodding along to the rhythm. They play acclaimed songs by Notorious Big, Drake, Jay-Z and The Lox.

Historically, the Bronx neighborhood of New York is considered the birthplace of hiphop, and the party organized by DJ Kool Herc on August 11, 1973 is recognized as the event that would lead to the first steps in the musical revolution that the world will witness. later years.

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That date and that place were remembered on many occasions during the party as drums and cymbals echoed the performances of countless famous faces such as actor Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Queen Latifah or Three 6 Mafia, etc.

The next big date for the US Recording Academy is the 66th Grammy Awards, scheduled for next February 4 in Los Angeles with the artists SZA, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo and Miley Cyrus as the main favorites of the highest awards.