LL COOL J, The Pharcyde, Queen Latifah, JJ Fad, Rakim & More Tapped For YouTube Theater Blowout

The Recording Academy and CBS have teamed up for A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip Hop, honoring 50 years of the culture. The event takes place at the YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park on November 8 and will air on December 10 from 8:30pm-10:30pm ET/PT via CBS. It will also be available to stream live and on demand via Paramount+.

Performances include Black Thought, Bun B, Common, De La Soul, Jermaine Dupri, J.J. Fad, The Lady Of Rage, LL COOL J, MC Sha-Rock, Monie Love, The Pharcyde, Queen Latifah, Questlove and Rakim, among others.

MC Sha-Rock, heralded as Hip Hop's first female MC, shared her excitement on social media and marveled at how far she's come. As she wrote on her Instagram Stories, "I'm performing at the Recording Academy/Grammy's y'all. A young girl from Wilmington, North Carolina to the Bronx, New York." 

A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip Hop is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and directed by Marcelo Gama. Executive producers include Jesse Collins, Shawn Gee, Dionne Harmon, Claudine Joseph, LL COOL J, Fatima Robinson, Jeannae Rouzan-Clay and Questlove for Two One Five Entertainment.

Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Saturday (October 14) at 10 a.m. PT.