Run-D.M.C. to Headline 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Concert at Yankee Stadium


RunD.M.C.s Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels

Run-D.M.C.’s Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, August 1987 (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Run-D.M.C. to Headline 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Concert at Yankee Stadium

DJ Kool Herc, Cindy Campbell, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, EPMD, Remy Ma, Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick, and more are performing at the Bronx celebration

Run-D.M.C. are headlining a concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop in the borough where the genre was founded, the Bronx, New York. Hip Hop 50 Live at Yankee Stadium takes place on Friday, August 11, and will feature performances from Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Eve, Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma, Trina, Fat Joe, EPMD, Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick, Lupe Fiasco, and more.

Hip Hop 50 will also include a “Pillars of Hip-Hop” set featuring hip-hop’s founder, DJ Kool Herc, and his sister, Cindy Campbell, along with Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel, Roxanne Shanté, Scorpio, and the Sugar Hill Gang. There will also be a “Legendary DJ” segment with Clark Kent, Marley Marl, Mannie Fresh, and Battlecat.

Back in February, the Grammy Awards hosted a 50th anniversary of hip-hop celebration with dozens of artists including Missy Elliott, Big Boi, Run-D.M.C., Queen Latifah, Method Man, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and more.

All products featured on Pitchfork are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Hip Hop 50 Live at Yankee Stadium

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Courteney Cox Flaunts Bikini Body, Trolls Her Own Extreme Wellness Routine
Michael Blackson Says Elton John Has Weak Bladder After Pee In Bottle Claim
Danny Elfman Sued For Defamation for Denying Accuser’s Semen Martini Claim
Neverland Ranch Saved From Massive Lake Wildfire
Inside Naya Rivera’s Full Life and the Legacy She Leaves Behind