NYC trailblazers Roxanne Shante, Big Daddy Kane and MC Lyte join ‘Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop’ special

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The commemoration of the golden anniversary of hip-hop continues on.

Rap music pioneers Roxanne Shante, Big Daddy Kane and MC Lyte have joined the lineup of the upcoming “Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop,” which is already bursting with star power.

The New York City-born trailblazers, who gained prominence during the 1980s, are among the new crop of artists announced for the concert special, set to film Nov. 8 at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, Calif. The show will air Dec. 10 on CBS and also stream on Paramount+.

Produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment — the brains behind the Emmy-winning Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent — the two-hour special “will showcase the profound history of hip-hop and celebrate the genre’s monumental cultural impact around the world,” according to an official description

Previously announced performers include Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Rakim, J.J. Fad, MC Sha-Rock, The Pharcyde, Uncle Luke, Yo-Yo and Emmy, Grammy and Oscar-winning lyricist Common.

Arrested Development, Black Sheep, Cypress Hill, Digable Planets, DJ Quik, E-40, GloRilla, Gunna, Jeezy, Juvenile, Latto, Luniz, DJ Spinderella, Three 6 Mafia, T.I., Too $hort, 2 Chainz, Warren G and YG are also onboard for the event.

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