Questlove Will Co-Curate a Hip-Hop 50 Efficiency Through the 2023 Grammys

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In partnership with Mass Attraction, Questlove will co-curate the Hip-Hop 50 tribute throughout the sixty fifth Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night time.

Questlove is bringing Hip-Hop 50 to the sixty fifth Annual Grammy Awards in a significant approach. On Sunday, February 5, the six time Grammy-winner and Oscar-winning filmmaker will co-curate the Hip-Hop 50 tribute efficiency in partnership with media firm Mass Appeal. The efficiency, a part of the Paramount World initiative, will embody “a few of the greatest names from the style coming collectively to have a good time hip-hop historical past — its previous, its current, its future,” per a press release from Quest.

Mass Attraction founder, Nas, had his first Grammy efficiency final yr, performing a medley of classics together with  “Made You Look,” “One Mic,” and “Uncommon,” backed by a band with Robert Glasper on piano. Scheduled to carry out at this yr’s ceremony are Mary J. Blige, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Unhealthy Bunny, Sam Smith and extra.

Hip-hop’s relationship with the Grammys is pretty current, because the Recording Academy launched first hip-hop class Greatest Rap Efficiency in 1989. Successful the inaugural award with DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Recent Prince for “Mother and father Simply Don’t Perceive.” The Grammys’ acceptance of hip-hop has advanced, with extra classes Greatest Rap Album, Greatest Melodic Rap Efficiency and Greatest Rap Track. Nominated this within the rap classes yr are artists Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Jack Harlow, Future, Doja Cat, Latto, Gunna, GloRilla and extra.

The 2023 Grammys will likely be broadcast dwell from Area in Los Angeles Sunday, February 5 at 5PM PT/8 PM ET on CBS.