Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, & More To Perform At Hip Hop 50 Live

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2015 BET Experience - Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Rapper Snoop Dogg performs onstage during the Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock concert at Staples Center on June 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson/BET/Getty Images for BET)
Mass Appeal & Live Nation are putting on a star-studded event in honor of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and many more artists will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop at Mass Appeal & Live Nation's Hip Hop 50 Live event on August 11 at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx. A poster for the event lists Run-D.M.C. as the “Bottom Of The 9th, The Walk-Off," for the event.

“I am honored to hit the stage in the Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop and celebrate all of my heroes,” Run told Rolling Stone with the announcement. D.M.C. added: “August 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!!!”

Snoop Dogg & Ice Cube Perform Together

INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Guest rapper Snoop Dogg perform onstage with rapper Ice Cube during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Eve, Lil Kim, Remy Ma, Trina, and more will also be comprising a “Queens of Hip Hop” set for the event. Others include a “Pillars of Hip-Hop” set featuring Kool Herc & Cindy Campbell, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel, Roxanne Shante, Scorpio, and the Sugar Hill Gang. It also has a “Legendary DJ” set that boasts Clark Kent, Marley Marl, Mannie Fresh, and Battlecat. Further performers at Hip Hop 50 Live include T.I., Fat Joe, Common, A$AP Ferg, EPMD, Ghostface Killah, Lupe Fiasco, and Slick Rick. A press release notes that they will announce more performers soon.

The Hip Hop 50 Live Lineup

Image Via Live Nation

Presale tickets for Hip Hop 50 Live will go on sale this Thursday, June 8 with a general sale on the following day. Tickets start as low as $50. Check out the full lineup above.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.