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


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  • Moon DogSic
    Moon DogSic Ай бұрын +12

    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
    Cartier Jonez On Da Soundtrak Ай бұрын +74

    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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      Hip hop is not art.

    • Renee Craddock
      Renee Craddock Ай бұрын +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

  • Finding a reason to live
    Finding a reason to live Ай бұрын +4

    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

  • thejdubb43
    thejdubb43 Ай бұрын +15

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

    • Zee
      Zee Ай бұрын +3

      u just not tapped in to the new school like that

  • Shaundre Sherrod
    Shaundre Sherrod Ай бұрын +112


  • Nicholas garrick
    Nicholas garrick Ай бұрын +51

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

  • Kifflom
    Kifflom Ай бұрын +217

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

  • Prof3ssor ***
    Prof3ssor *** Ай бұрын +137


    • peperoncino
      peperoncino Ай бұрын

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

    • jjs490
      jjs490 Ай бұрын +1

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

    • NMB
      NMB Ай бұрын +3

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

    • Tony Smith
      Tony Smith Ай бұрын

      Cramed into 3 seconds

  • Taylor Sylvester
    Taylor Sylvester Ай бұрын +468

    The best part of the show

    • Kurosaki Mika
      Kurosaki Mika Ай бұрын

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

    • Bronze Cafe
      Bronze Cafe Ай бұрын


    • robin volpi
      robin volpi Ай бұрын +1

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

    • robin volpi
      robin volpi Ай бұрын

      @Aby C'mon now... lol

    • deckzone3000
      deckzone3000 Ай бұрын +1

      Literally the worst part.

  • Keepin It Real-ity
    Keepin It Real-ity Ай бұрын +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 ❤

  • Jess
    Jess Ай бұрын +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

  • Kelly Wadlegger
    Kelly Wadlegger Ай бұрын +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"!!

  • Latoya Woods
    Latoya Woods Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      @Anthony Arcanum Sanctum Regnum I agree 👍

    • Anthony Arcanum Sanctum Regnum
      Anthony Arcanum Sanctum Regnum Ай бұрын +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!

  • PoundCake Texas
    PoundCake Texas Ай бұрын +12

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

  • Gail A.
    Gail A. Ай бұрын +33

    Seeing Queen Latifah made my year. I love her.

  • Jheri Curl Jankins
    Jheri Curl Jankins Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

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

    • NMB
      NMB Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      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 Ай бұрын +1

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

  • UndertakerFanz
    UndertakerFanz Ай бұрын +164

    LL Cool J is still the man

  • Sharon Byrd
    Sharon Byrd Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

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

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Ай бұрын +1

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

    • blush baby
      blush baby Ай бұрын +6

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

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Ай бұрын +2

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

  • Mr. Lolo
    Mr. Lolo Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      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

  • Natalie Jones
    Natalie Jones Ай бұрын +3

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

    MC WILD Ай бұрын +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 💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼

    INES RODRIGUEZ Ай бұрын +9

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

  • Megan Colleen McGlynn
    Megan Colleen McGlynn Ай бұрын +8

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

  • Cal B
    Cal B Ай бұрын +3

    That tribute was epic. Periodt.

  • mrsbrownsugarsweetz
    mrsbrownsugarsweetz Ай бұрын +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

  • Di R
    Di R Ай бұрын +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.

  • Stephanie Diaz
    Stephanie Diaz Ай бұрын +3

    They made hip hop. Great performances

  • djbhe
    djbhe Ай бұрын +87

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

    • Kay A
      Kay A Ай бұрын +1


    • fliicy
      fliicy Ай бұрын

      old head activity

    • Neiloy Chowdhury
      Neiloy Chowdhury Ай бұрын

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

  • Allen Trice
    Allen Trice Ай бұрын +8

    Hip Hop legends are part of this show!

  • Zachary.
    Zachary. Ай бұрын +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. Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +1


    • Will G.
      Will G. Ай бұрын +1

      Uhh, a hard NO...

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Ай бұрын +1

      She came much, much, later though.

  • Valerie
    Valerie Ай бұрын +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.

  • Natalie Webb
    Natalie Webb Ай бұрын +2

    This was everything!

  • Yi Black Graffiti Y Arte
    Yi Black Graffiti Y Arte Ай бұрын

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

  • Daniel Marquis
    Daniel Marquis Ай бұрын +13

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

  • allykatt1849
    allykatt1849 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +1

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

    • Belle South
      Belle South Ай бұрын +2

      @Miguel Estrada rakim was there 🙄🙄🙄🙄

    • La
      La Ай бұрын +1

      @Miguel Estrada Rakim performed.

    • Miguel Estrada
      Miguel Estrada Ай бұрын

      And Big Daddy Kane

    • Miguel Estrada
      Miguel Estrada Ай бұрын

      You forgot Rakim,KRS-1 .

  • patamow
    patamow Ай бұрын +7

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

  • I BE
    I BE Ай бұрын


  • Udntknome XX
    Udntknome XX Ай бұрын +1

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

  • ghost mall
    ghost mall Ай бұрын +1

    Busta is a freak of nature, man. Amazing!

  • SPANG DeeZ!
    SPANG DeeZ! Ай бұрын

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

  • Bkman09
    Bkman09 Ай бұрын +7

    LL is always articulate and intelligent

  • Logan Davis
    Logan Davis Ай бұрын +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

  • bb
    bb Ай бұрын +48

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

  • Cardboard Box
    Cardboard Box Ай бұрын +2

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

  • Nuke Ambassador
    Nuke Ambassador Ай бұрын +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

  • Fahgedaboudit
    Fahgedaboudit Ай бұрын +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.

  • Tony Smith
    Tony Smith Ай бұрын

    This should have been a 2 hour freaking show.

  • 4thecollectors
    4thecollectors Ай бұрын +4

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

  • estherspirit
    estherspirit Ай бұрын

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

  • Michelle Burrell
    Michelle Burrell Ай бұрын


  • Steven Barclay
    Steven Barclay Ай бұрын


  • Jay Osei
    Jay Osei Ай бұрын +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” 😂

  • halloosin8
    halloosin8 Ай бұрын +2


  • Mount Comfort
    Mount Comfort Ай бұрын

    This was amazing

  • Avlis Lissa
    Avlis Lissa Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

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

    • J Wade
      J Wade Ай бұрын +4

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

    • Sky Walker
      Sky Walker Ай бұрын

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

  • Maurice King 2
    Maurice King 2 Ай бұрын +9

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

  • jimmy coleman
    jimmy coleman Ай бұрын +2

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

  • Lehas Ihelas
    Lehas Ihelas Ай бұрын

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

  • NutbushCiti
    NutbushCiti Ай бұрын

    Awesome 🎵 !!!!!!!!!!

    STAPLESSHOW Ай бұрын

    I gotta be next to make history for hip hop

  • La
    La Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Mai Vançon
    Mai Vançon Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Maria Thompson
    Maria Thompson Ай бұрын +1

    Holy fuck it was a GREAT performance

  • Dwain Simmons
    Dwain Simmons Ай бұрын

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

  • quentina danile
    quentina danile Ай бұрын


  • Ray Rock
    Ray Rock Ай бұрын +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”

  • Phillisha Darby
    Phillisha Darby Ай бұрын

    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 Ай бұрын

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

  • Roguelily79
    Roguelily79 Ай бұрын +2

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

  • frewiny tsegay
    frewiny tsegay Ай бұрын


  • Tactical Matt
    Tactical Matt Ай бұрын

    Cool to see aesop rock and atmosphere on the backdrop

  • Thebottfam
    Thebottfam  Ай бұрын

    Super cool to see vista still spit that verse

  • Dojahanson
    Dojahanson Ай бұрын


  • teena82
    teena82 Ай бұрын

    Yesssss I needed this

  • Ida
    Ida Ай бұрын

    Where can I watch the full performance?

  • Ernest Butler
    Ernest Butler Ай бұрын

    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

  • Cesar Ryan Santos
    Cesar Ryan Santos Ай бұрын

    Way, way better than the “unholy” performance.

  • Marnay Sylvester
    Marnay Sylvester Ай бұрын +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

  • Abraxas
    Abraxas Ай бұрын

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

  • theEdouble
    theEdouble Ай бұрын

    HiP HOP is A LeO. ❤

  • Hope Grimes
    Hope Grimes Ай бұрын

    Hands down best part

  • AZ_ _SLÄYY
    AZ_ _SLÄYY Ай бұрын

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

  • Rod Dan Lives
    Rod Dan Lives Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Ian Kelsey Deniega
    Ian Kelsey Deniega Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      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 Ай бұрын


    • Buckeyes 86
      Buckeyes 86 Ай бұрын +1

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

    • J Dawg
      J Dawg Ай бұрын +1

      How you gonna leave out the legendary Vanilla Ice.

    • Dari
      Dari Ай бұрын +3

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

  • Logan Davis
    Logan Davis Ай бұрын +2

    LL Cool J was right hip-hop is the best

  • Chris Fernandez
    Chris Fernandez Ай бұрын

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

  • I and I Twin
    I and I Twin Ай бұрын +5

    LL outfit(s )is dope

    • Z Was
      Z Was Ай бұрын +2

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

  • Hannah McLaughlin
    Hannah McLaughlin Ай бұрын

    Where can we see the entire performance ?

  • Patricia Ramsey
    Patricia Ramsey Ай бұрын

    Thanks to the Queen for reppin' Jersey!

    • DJ Maxx
      DJ Maxx Ай бұрын

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

  • TayTay
    TayTay Ай бұрын +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

  • 💕Treasure💕K
    💕Treasure💕K Ай бұрын +3


  • Romain Davy
    Romain Davy Ай бұрын

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

  • Karyn Ramona
    Karyn Ramona Ай бұрын


  • Avory Richardson
    Avory Richardson Ай бұрын

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

  • Beats Universal
    Beats Universal 14 күн бұрын

    00:54 Nice one! Salute

  • Georgette
    Georgette Ай бұрын +1

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

  • AAX
    AAX Ай бұрын

    They really missed out on a lot of greats though.

  • LoveJones
    LoveJones Ай бұрын +3

    Not sure why they had Jay Z sit down this was part of his generation of hip hop

    • Rikkid Germano
      Rikkid Germano Ай бұрын +3

      Jay came in the mid 90s, the ones on stage paved to way so Jay could become who his is 2day

  • Jay Jones
    Jay Jones Ай бұрын

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

  • pogster24
    pogster24 Ай бұрын

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