Save the date: 'Hip-Hop 50 Live - A Star-Studded Concert' ft. Run DMC, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, more

Friday, August 11 -- 'Up in the Bronx’ where it all started
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By , Audacy

Set to take the stage on Hip Hop’s 50th birthday, Friday, August 11, in Hip Hop’s birthplace, The Bronx, NY, some of the biggest names of the genre will gather for a legendary, celebratory concert - Hip Hop 50 Live at NYC's Yankee Stadium.

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Fans can expect a special, “bottom of the ninth…the walk-off’ performance from pioneers Run DMC, plus headlining sets from Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube. Also scheduled is a Queens of hip hop set featuring Eve, Lil Kim, Remy Ma, Trina and more... plus performances by T​.I., Fat Joe, Common, A$AP Ferg, EPMD, Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Lupe Fiasco, Slick Rick and more to be announced. Additionally, the man himself DJ Kool Herc will be joined by Cindy Campbell, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, Melle Mell, Roxanne Shante, Scorpio, Sugar Hill Gang, and more for a “Pillar of Hip-Hop” set.

Tickets will be available via Live Nation beginning with presales on Thursday, June 8. General on-sale begins on Friday, June 9 at 10AM EST. Scroll below for the full line up.

Hip Hop 50 Live at Yankee Stadium tickets will start as low as $50 with early bird access to tickets granted to Renaissance Youth Center, New Settlement, SCAN-Harbor, Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, North East Bronx YMCA, Castle Hill YMCA, New York Urban League, Hispanic Federation, Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Bronx Community Foundation, and CORO New York Leadership Center.

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“I am honored to hit the stage in the Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop and celebrate all of my heroes,” said Run DMC's Reverend Run. “Aug 11th 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!!!” DMC added.

Stay tuned as Audacy continues to celebrate the birth and trailblazing influence of Hip-Hop. Check out all through 2023 for more, and listen to your favorite music on Audacy's Hip Hop Made suite of stations, as well as Conscious Hip HopHip Hop UncutWomen of Hip Hop, and more -- plus check out our talent-hosted Ed Lover's Timeless Throwbacks and Greg Street's Dirty South Hip Hop.

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