The medley was create through Questlove from the Roots and Questlove of the Roots. Offered a taste of around two dozen songs from the decades, regions and movements.What could possibly be perceive as a mea culpa-like gesture to rap music following decades of conflict. And apparent disrespect in the industry, the Grammys Award dedicated an extended. Main stage performance on Sunday to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of hip hop. Taking the audience through Grandmaster Flash to Lil Uzi Vert in just 15 minutes.
With a selection of more than twenty-six songs from different generations, regions, and movement. The medley composed with the help of Questlove from the Roots and performed. With his fellow band member Black Thought, plus LL Cool J and Queen Latifah. Included the most groovy cuts songs, smash hits, and fan favourites in a frenzied fashion. The show commemorated the half-centennial of this genre, which a lot of people professionals have traced back up to. 11 1973 the day that DJ Kool Herc threw a back-to-school celebration with his sister. In the rec room in an apartment complex at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx.
The show began by featuring Grandmaster Flash playing his classic technique of scratching records and using drum machines. The third segment was a breeze through the 1970s and early 1980s, featuring appearances from Run-DMC DJ Jazzy Jeff, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim and Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Flava Flav. (Jazzy Jeff — along with Fresh Prince, a.k.a. Will Smith — and Salt-N-Pepa were among the earliest Grammys nominees in the genre devoted to rap, although both groups opted to not attend the award ceremony in 1989 due to the fact that the ceremony was not broadcast on television.)
The next wave that followed, such as early Gangster Rap, Southern hip-hop and 21st-century pop crossovers, were performers such as Queen Latifah, Big Boi of Outkast and Missy Elliott, who performed her hit track from 2005 “Lose Control,” which was a top 10 hit, reaching the No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In a moment that was awe-inspiring, Busta Rhymes transitioned from “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See,” his single from 1997 in 2011 to his verse of Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” an amazing feat of vocal power and dexterity, as well as breath control.
The final act of the night included Lil Uzi Vert, hitting popular dance moves with LL Cool J, to his Jersey club-influenced TikTok song “Just Wanna Rock,” the most clear example of any other example of how unpredictable hip-hop’s evolution has been.
Here’s the complete list of the set
Black Thought and LL Cool J interlude (“Rump Shaker”)
Posdnuos of De La Soul, “Buddy”
Scarface, “Mind 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 of Outkast, “ATLiens”
Busta Rhymes, “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”/“Look at Me Now”
Missy Elliott, “Lose Control”
Nelly, “Hot in Herre”
Too Short, “Blow the Whistle”
The Lox and Swizz Beatz, “We Gonna Make It”
Lil Baby, “Freestyle”
GloRilla, “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
Lil Uzi Vert, “Just Wanna Rock”
Grandmaster Flash, “Flash to the Beat”/“The Message”
Run-DMC, “King of Rock”
LL Cool J and DJ Jazzy Jeff, “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”/“Rock the Bells”
Salt-N-Pepa, “My Mic Sounds Nice”
Rakim, “Eric B Is President”
Chuck D and Flavor Flav, “Rebel Without a Pause”