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LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Busta Rhymes & More ROCK Grammys Hip Hop Tribute

  • Published on Feb 4, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • The 2023 Grammy Awards turned up with an all-star tribute to honor the 50th anniversary of hip hop music. LL Cool J, a two-time Grammy winner and seven-time nominee, took the stage first to present the special performance, which was arranged by Questlove and included contributions from a huge host of artists throughout the genre's long history. Run DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Nelly, Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, Lil Baby, Glorilla, and many more performed on music's biggest night.
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Comments • 508

  • Moon DogSic
    Moon DogSic Month ago +13

    When I saw the 50 years of Hip Hop performance, I’m damn near fell to the floor!!! Seeing all the performances, was the highlight of the show. I grew up listening to all of them.

  • Cartier Jonez On Da Soundtrak

    Salute to the old and the new school artist that’s representing the culture. The 50 year Grammy honor was just teaspoon serving. We need a televised concert tribute starting from the birth of HIP-HOP showcasing every generation to now. That would be monumental. We continuously keep proving to the world that no other genre can touch HIP-HOP! And just think when HIP-HOP started radio and record companies didn’t want no parts of it. “LOOK AT THEM NOW”.

    • Lissette Stdenis
      Lissette Stdenis Month ago +3

      Problem is these new artist don't represent true Hip Hop culture or the 5 elements MCing, DJing, BBoying, Graffiti and Knowledge!!! Gangbanging isn't an element, doing drugs isn't an element, wearing dresses and chokers isn't an element!!! It's sad, they don't even show respect to the pioneers like Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Beastie Boys, Kool G Rap or Biz Markie!!! Not even showing love to he 90s MCs like Wu-Tang, Nas, Biggie, OutKast, The Roots, etc!!! It's a sad state of music r is ght now. There needs to be a musical revolution in the Country!!

    • Johan de Igoa
      Johan de Igoa Month ago

      Hip hop is not art.

    • Renee Craddock
      Renee Craddock Month ago +3

      I 100% agree this could be its own special!! There is so much music to be represented!! I think it would be one of the biggest watched broadcasts on television!!! Please let this happen before we lose anymore legends!❤❤ #ILOVEHIPHOP

  • Prof3ssor ***
    Prof3ssor *** Month ago +137


    • peperoncino
      peperoncino Month ago

      Hip-hop was good from the 1980s to the mid-2000s at best.

    • jjs490
      jjs490 Month ago +1

      That's not saying much, the whole show's stunk !

    • NMB
      NMB Month ago +3

      How is it the biggest? It peaked in the 90s but it’s not so great anymore.

    • Tony Smith
      Tony Smith Month ago

      Cramed into 3 seconds

  • Shaundre Sherrod
    Shaundre Sherrod Month ago +112


  • Nicholas garrick
    Nicholas garrick Month ago +51

    This was the best performances I did not expect to see 💯🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • thejdubb43
    thejdubb43 Month ago +15

    Watching this made realize how much I miss real hip hop.

    • Zee
      Zee Month ago +3

      u just not tapped in to the new school like that

  • Kifflom
    Kifflom Month ago +217

    I want a full video of this to rematch Over and over.

  • Finding a reason to live

    Born in the 1970
    Seen the evolution first hand raised in southside Queens
    So much young talent came out of Brooklyn and Queens atnd Bronx
    Southside Jamaica queens forever
    Busta Rhymes & LL
    Still lyrically amazing Over 30 years and counting

  • Taylor Sylvester
    Taylor Sylvester Month ago +468

    The best part of the show

    • Kurosaki Mika
      Kurosaki Mika Month ago

      Lmao you are all delirious. Busta fkn bombed and you still clapped. Lmao

    • Bronze Cafe
      Bronze Cafe Month ago


    • robin volpi
      robin volpi Month ago +1

      @deckzone3000 You know better. Stop. The. Madness.

    • robin volpi
      robin volpi Month ago

      @Aby C'mon now... lol

    • deckzone3000
      deckzone3000 Month ago +1

      Literally the worst part.

  • Keepin It Real-ity
    Keepin It Real-ity Month ago +24

    The past hip hop from the 80s and 90s is and will always be the best hip hop this brought back my child hood ❤

  • Kelly Wadlegger
    Kelly Wadlegger Month ago +65

    omg the best part of the night!!!! bringing me back to high school days and dance battles!! Queen Latifah, NWA, Salt N Peppa Run DMC "word"!!

  • Jess
    Jess Month ago +5

    Should've watched the Grammys this year. It seemed fun and people who actually deserved to win, won. Great talent. Everyone deserved their wins. THIS is what i missed in music

  • Latoya Woods
    Latoya Woods Month ago +85

    If you want to talk about the best part of the show was when Busta rhymes cut it up You're not messing with him They don't see him He can still flow He was playing on head tops Lol 💯

    • Latoya Woods
      Latoya Woods Month ago

      @Anthony Arcanum Sanctum Regnum I agree 👍

    • Anthony Arcanum Sanctum Regnum
      Anthony Arcanum Sanctum Regnum Month ago +3

      He's been on my top five all time greatest Emcess for about 32 years now, Since the Leaders of the new school till today!

    MC WILD Month ago +5

    Hip hop 4ever !!! This was amazing , I'm so proud of the culture ,I caught some feelings during this prefromance , one luv hip hop we made to 50 years 💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼

  • PoundCake Texas
    PoundCake Texas Month ago +12

    We show up to show out!!!! 💯 But everybody did they thang!!!!! 50 years of hip hop ! ✊🏾

  • UndertakerFanz
    UndertakerFanz Month ago +164

    LL Cool J is still the man

    INES RODRIGUEZ Month ago +9

    0:01 - 0:18 such a beautiful and powerful intro! ✨🎶✨👑Forever Life to Hip Hop Music 🎶✨🥰

  • Gail A.
    Gail A. Month ago +33

    Seeing Queen Latifah made my year. I love her.

  • Cal B
    Cal B Month ago +3

    That tribute was epic. Periodt.

  • Natalie Jones
    Natalie Jones Month ago +3

    I absolutely loved this performance. Black excellence at its peak!!!!!!!

  • Megan Colleen McGlynn
    Megan Colleen McGlynn Month ago +8

    This was the best part of the Grammys. #MoreOfThis!

  • Di R
    Di R Month ago +2

    This is simply a hip hop that simply doesn’t exist anymore. No performers or music like this in recent generations. Forget about styles that change and evolve…there are no more powerful voices or deep dark timbres like this…
    Off course music is supposed to evolve but things like Bad Bunny can be considered more an involution.

  • Mr. Lolo
    Mr. Lolo Month ago +14

    I would have liked for the Bestie Boys to have performed but also a tribute to James Brown would have been great since he is basically the major influence for many hip-hop artists.

    • qb connect
      qb connect Month ago

      I forgot about them but for sho you can't overlook their contribution! They brought the rock, wreckless, party attitude to the game. And JB was sampled by 95% of the early rappers

  • Allen Trice
    Allen Trice Month ago +8

    Hip Hop legends are part of this show!

  • Stephanie Diaz
    Stephanie Diaz Month ago +3

    They made hip hop. Great performances

  • mrsbrownsugarsweetz
    mrsbrownsugarsweetz Month ago +5

    I was screaming the whole time. Except at the end. The hype kinda died on the crowd too 😂. So many ppl were missing. Florida wasn’t represented. Luke, Trick, and Trina should have definitely been there. Where is bone thug???? They need to run this back next year. But I was soooo happy to scareface!!!!! He doesn’t normally get recognized. QUEEENNNNN!!!!! Idk how the audience kept it together!!!! So much royalty on that stage

  • Jheri Curl Jankins
    Jheri Curl Jankins Month ago +24

    At the risk of sounding like a "boomer", Lil Baby and GloRilla's performances just reminded me that Hip-Hop ain't what it used to be!

    • NMB
      NMB Month ago

      @Jheri Curl Jankins I love hip hop especially from the 80s to 2000s but we gotta look at things objectively.

    • NMB
      NMB Month ago +1

      @Jheri Curl Jankins It’s popular today not because of how good it is but because it’s what young people today listen to and they don’t exactly have good taste. Hip hop is the new pop. It’s what’s on the mainstream now. The kids who have good taste actually listen to other genres and music from the past.

    • Jheri Curl Jankins
      Jheri Curl Jankins Month ago +4

      Because, in it's infancy, music fans and most of the industry alike never rooted harder for a genre to fail as they did for Hip-Hop (We can get into a lot of the reasons why but that's a discussion for another time). It was written off as just another fad that was gonna come and go just like Disco but here it is 50 years later and not only is it still thriving, it's the most popular genre of music in the country. 💯

    • NMB
      NMB Month ago

      Hip hop was great in the 80s-2000s, not so much now. Tribute was unnecessary. Rock music made it past 50 years (with actual musical instruments involved) so why wasn’t there a tribute for it?🤔

    • El Guapo 79
      El Guapo 79 Month ago +1

      Agree, but hey, that’s what these yung cats be listening to, we getting old!!😂

  • Sharon Byrd
    Sharon Byrd Month ago +39

    LL made inner city girls look like queens he made the things everyone said was negative like fake hair, bad attitude and standing at the bus stop positive attributes he loves. First rap sex symbol why? He made us feel like queens! Said he did not like stuck up but down to earth women called them round a way girl and married one married over 25 years.

    • magnus zuleta
      magnus zuleta Month ago

      yeah, but so did the Jungle Brothers, Heavy D., and Big Daddy Kane

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Month ago +1

      @blush baby Nah, just you as I take it you belong to the same hair club then 🤣.

    • blush baby
      blush baby Month ago +6

      @Sky Walker He looks wayyyyyyyy better than you. LL is gorgeous and always has been

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Month ago +2

      Probably more to do with his being conscious of his baldness. That's why you NEVER see his head exposed.

  • Yi Black Graffiti Y Arte

    Congratulations To The Rappers For That Brightligth Presatations In This Grammy I Saw Wow ☺️💪

  • Natalie Webb
    Natalie Webb Month ago +2

    This was everything!

  • Valerie
    Valerie Month ago +1

    Busta did NOT come to play. Queen Latifah is simply EVERYTHING, LL took me All the way to childhood memories and this right here was a complete vibe. I was a little disappointed that Lil Kim and MC Lyte weren't included but hey still an excellent performance by all.

  • Zachary.
    Zachary. Month ago +14

    ❤️👏👏 all these artists from years pass deserved this moment, each of them. So many other greats missing too. Also Nicki Minaj is the Queen of Rap ❤✨✨✨

    • Zachary.
      Zachary. Month ago +2

      @Sky Walker yes, it seems like this was mostly honouring the kings and queens of hiphop past, with some current acts involved too. I imagine, like LL cool J said, they will do something else like this with more current kings and queens, of modern hiphop in the future. They first had to give these respects of course

    • Morris Branch1971
      Morris Branch1971 Month ago +1


    • Will G.
      Will G. Month ago +1

      Uhh, a hard NO...

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Month ago +1

      She came much, much, later though.

  • patamow
    patamow Month ago +7

    I was on the floor. This was the best grammys in a long time. Stevie wonder etc

  • Udntknome XX
    Udntknome XX Month ago +1

    I thght I was rocking out at a concert. U couldn't tell me NOTHING! I need this to available everywhere.

  • SPANG DeeZ!
    SPANG DeeZ! Month ago

    When they had all the rappers come out … that was so damn cool

  • I BE
    I BE Month ago


  • Logan Davis
    Logan Davis Month ago +4

    When I saw the Grammy Awards it was LL Cool J Flavor Flav and Chuck D of Public Enemy Queen Latifah I just want to say I'm proud of you cuz Busta Rhymes have did an awesome job because they made history

  • ghost mall
    ghost mall Month ago +1

    Busta is a freak of nature, man. Amazing!

  • Daniel Marquis
    Daniel Marquis Month ago +13

    I want to see the whole thing! This looks very cool 😎.

  • Bkman09
    Bkman09 Month ago +7

    LL is always articulate and intelligent

  • allykatt1849
    allykatt1849 Month ago +8

    Two of Hip Hops' greatest hits were not included...Rob Base (It Takes Two) and Doug E Fresh (Show Stopper) I know they didn't have time for all but those two songs were crazy lit in the 80's!!!

    • Miguel Estrada
      Miguel Estrada Month ago +1

      My bad I must have went when I went to the bathroom

    • Belle South
      Belle South Month ago +2

      @Miguel Estrada rakim was there 🙄🙄🙄🙄

    • La
      La Month ago +1

      @Miguel Estrada Rakim performed.

    • Miguel Estrada
      Miguel Estrada Month ago

      And Big Daddy Kane

    • Miguel Estrada
      Miguel Estrada Month ago

      You forgot Rakim,KRS-1 .

  • bb
    bb Month ago +48

    real BLACK Grammys this year, I love this so much for us 🥹🤎

  • Nuke Ambassador
    Nuke Ambassador Month ago +7

    I might be a underground rapper but hey I can proudly say I'm apart of this 50 honorable Hip-hop history rather I blow or not or get discovered by more fans today or tomorrow.... Big Nuke Ambassador Now Streaming

  • estherspirit
    estherspirit Month ago

    This was the best of last nights Grammy’s. !

  • Michelle Burrell
    Michelle Burrell Month ago


  • djbhe
    djbhe Month ago +89

    The energy level went to zero when the new rappers performed.

    • Kay A
      Kay A Month ago +1


    • fliicy
      fliicy Month ago

      old head activity

    • Neiloy Chowdhury
      Neiloy Chowdhury Month ago

      Because the beat is completely lame and there's no flow.

  • Steven Barclay
    Steven Barclay Month ago


  • Mount Comfort
    Mount Comfort Month ago

    This was amazing

  • Cardboard Box
    Cardboard Box Month ago +2

    How do you do a Hip Hop tribute without No Limit, Cash Money, Bad Boy, or Death Row?

  • Jay Osei
    Jay Osei Month ago +2

    I love how queen Latifah performs don’t call me a bitch but then Too $hort comes out and says what’s my favorite word “bitch” 😂

  • Lehas Ihelas
    Lehas Ihelas Month ago

    They turned the grammys into the source awards... fuckin amazing

  • NutbushCiti
    NutbushCiti Month ago

    Awesome 🎵 !!!!!!!!!!

  • halloosin8
    halloosin8 Month ago +2


  • Tony Smith
    Tony Smith Month ago

    This should have been a 2 hour freaking show.

  • 4thecollectors
    4thecollectors Month ago +4

    The most powerful genre of music Michael Jackson and then hip hip

  • jimmy coleman
    jimmy coleman Month ago +2

    I don’t claim to know all history but I do know Rappers delight was the first rap song I ever heard

  • Maurice King 2
    Maurice King 2 Month ago +9

    2:15 when Busta rhymes spoke Hieroglyphical facts i felt that.

  • Avlis Lissa
    Avlis Lissa Month ago +12

    Damnit I missed it. I need to find the full performance. I bet these youngsters watching had to look up about 90% of those artist. Lol

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Month ago

      @J Wade That is funny. I still say she was a better rapper than she is an actress.

    • J Wade
      J Wade Month ago +4

      Bro. My young co-worker didn't know Queen Latifah started out as a rapper. I was trippin'😆

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Month ago

      same. My cable suddenly has area outage at that moment, lol.

  • Roguelily79
    Roguelily79 Month ago +2

    Aesop Rock on the wall!!!! Aes is amazing and deserves the recognition.

  • quentina danile
    quentina danile Month ago


  • Thebottfam
    Thebottfam  Month ago

    Super cool to see vista still spit that verse

  • Tactical Matt
    Tactical Matt Month ago

    Cool to see aesop rock and atmosphere on the backdrop

  • Marnay Sylvester
    Marnay Sylvester Month ago +1

    I don’t watch the awards because of years of disappointment I’m very sorry I missed the performance and wish this video posted it

  • La
    La Month ago +1

    It would've been a nice surprise to have Angie Stone perform something from her rap days.

  • Dojahanson
    Dojahanson Month ago


  • teena82
    teena82 Month ago

    Yesssss I needed this

  • Ray Rock
    Ray Rock Month ago +4

    For the new generation that claim they know hip hop...here is your homework.
    Chapter 1:
    Black Thought (narration)
    Grandmaster Flash with Barshon, Melle Mel, Rahiem & Scorpio: “Flash to the Beat”
    Grandmaster Flash with Barshon, Melle Mel, Rahiem & Scorpio: “The Message”
    Run-DMC: “King of Rock”
    LL Cool J: “I Can’t Live Without My Radio”
    DJ Jazzy Jeff: “Rock the Bells”
    Salt-N-Pepa: “My Mic Sounds Nice”
    Rakim: “Eric B Is President”
    Chuck D & Flavor Flav: “Rebel Without a Pause”
    Chapter 2:
    Black Thought with LL Cool J: “El Shabazz Skit”
    De La Soul: “Buddy”
    Scarface: “My Mind’s 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: “ATLiens”
    Busta Rhymes & Spliff Star: “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See” / “Look at Me Now”
    Missy Elliott: “Lose Control”
    Chapter 3:
    Queen Latifah (narration)
    Nelly & City Spud: “Hot in Herre”
    Too $hort:“Blow the Whistle”
    Swizz Beatz & the Lox: “We Gonna Make It”
    Lil Baby: “Freestyle”
    GloRilla: “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
    Lil Uzi Vert: “Just Wanna Rock”

  • Ida
    Ida Month ago

    Where can I watch the full performance?

  • Phillisha Darby
    Phillisha Darby Month ago

    I hope Glo-Rilla took that energy in because new artist don’t always get that kind of opportunity

  • High Priced Kid
    High Priced Kid Month ago

    Anyone gave a link to the FULL performance? I can't find anything 😩

  • Ernest Butler
    Ernest Butler Month ago

    This Should have been SUPERBOWL 2022 Halftime Show and NELLY Should have had more time to at least do half of His Hip Hop Rhythm&Blues Hit Song IT'S GETTIN HOT IN HERE..Love&Peace luv ya byo eJ

  • Mai Vançon
    Mai Vançon Month ago +1

    Legends! 🔥 I wish Snoop Dogg was there though..

  • theEdouble
    theEdouble Month ago

    HiP HOP is A LeO. ❤

  • Dwain Simmons
    Dwain Simmons Month ago

    I hope they do a civil rights music tribute at the Grammys next year.

    STAPLESSHOW Month ago

    I gotta be next to make history for hip hop

  • Abraxas
    Abraxas Month ago

    So cool to see D12 and Tech N9ne's names on that list.

  • Hope Grimes
    Hope Grimes Month ago

    Hands down best part

  • Karyn Ramona
    Karyn Ramona Month ago


  • Fahgedaboudit
    Fahgedaboudit Month ago +4

    They coulda kept Lil Baby and Glorilla and put in Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, PRT, KRS, Big Daddy Kane, Monie Love....the list is endless.

  • Hannah McLaughlin
    Hannah McLaughlin Month ago

    Where can we see the entire performance ?

  • AZ_ _SLÄYY
    AZ_ _SLÄYY Month ago

    Would of love, to see Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick ... everyone did great

  • Chris Fernandez
    Chris Fernandez Month ago

    Stoked to see DMC wear a beastie boys t shirt...

  • Beats Universal
    Beats Universal 21 day ago

    00:54 Nice one! Salute

  • 💕Treasure💕K
    💕Treasure💕K Month ago +3


  • TayTay
    TayTay Month ago +11

    It's Vanilla Ice on the wall of names for me 🤣 now I cant get the "Ice Ice Baby" beat from the beginning out my head

  • I and I Twin
    I and I Twin Month ago +5

    LL outfit(s )is dope

    • Z Was
      Z Was Month ago +2

      Yes, a classic outfit he could have worn that in 1983 to 2023 and was looking good in it.

  • Cesar Ryan Santos
    Cesar Ryan Santos Month ago

    Way, way better than the “unholy” performance.

  • frewiny tsegay
    frewiny tsegay Month ago


  • Patricia Ramsey
    Patricia Ramsey Month ago

    Thanks to the Queen for reppin' Jersey!

    • DJ Maxx
      DJ Maxx Month ago

      I’m in Texas but, one of my favorite Rap songs is her track Jersey on the New Jersey Drive Soundtrack.👍🏽

  • Mary L. K. Massey
    Mary L. K. Massey Month ago

    🔥 ❤

  • Romain Davy
    Romain Davy Month ago

    Bless up the Jamaican who is one of the founders one of the 3kings DJ Kool Herc

  • Georgette
    Georgette Month ago +1

    Lord God Delivery them all from the hands of the devil Save Them 🙏🏼🙏🏼😭😭😭

  • Lae's Everything
    Lae's Everything Month ago

    Bronx stand up..... This is for u daddy FRAZIER.... I was cuttin up when i seen this😁😁😁😁😁My father taught me about music... Being that he is a bronx native my love and respect for the art could never be replaced so... The birthplace of this whole Hip Hop/rap game i thank u daddy for the knowledge... (JUDAH) Bronx stand the phuck up✊🏻✊🏿✊🏾✊🏼✊🏼✊🏽 We global meaning WORLDWIDE 🌏🌎🌍😜🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🌍🌎🌎🌏🌏

  • Avory Richardson
    Avory Richardson Month ago

    Common should have had a part with I used to love HER

  • Rod Dan Lives
    Rod Dan Lives Month ago +1

    James Brown started modern rap. Mind Power came out in 1972. It was released in 73.

  • AAX
    AAX Month ago

    They really missed out on a lot of greats though.

  • Ian Kelsey Deniega
    Ian Kelsey Deniega Month ago +25

    It wont be a HipHop tribute without Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Kim, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z 2Pac, Biggie, DMX, Eazy E if the four are alive, but they slayed it!

    • J Dawg
      J Dawg Month ago

      I say Vanilla Ice joking but if you do your Hip Hop history lesson for the day, there would have never been Death Row without him.

    • WRNR MN
      WRNR MN Month ago


    • Buckeyes 86
      Buckeyes 86 Month ago +1

      Nobody you mention is more important then these 3 for hip hop history

    • J Dawg
      J Dawg Month ago +1

      How you gonna leave out the legendary Vanilla Ice.

    • Dari
      Dari Month ago +3

      he couldn't get everybody he said it in the beginning! lol and eminem said he never going to the grammys again.

  • pogster24
    pogster24 Month ago

    The Grammys failed big time with their choice to not upload the performances on their official Clip-Share channel. They would have had millions of views. Instead, the fans have to search for grainy uploads.

  • Jay Jones
    Jay Jones Month ago

    Hip hop don't need approval or validation from the grammys.

  • SuzyCue
    SuzyCue Month ago