Run-D.M.C. and an All-Star Lineup to Rock Hip-Hop 50 Live Concert at Yankee Stadium

The iconic Run-D.M.C. will headline the Hip-Hop 50 Live concert at Yankee Stadium, NYC, marking the 50th anniversary of the genre’s birthplace.

This monumental event, co-produced by Mass Appeal, Live Nation, and the New York Yankees, will take place on Friday, August 11, and promises an unforgettable night of music and nostalgia.

Joining Run-D.M.C. on stage will be an impressive lineup of hip-hop legends and modern icons. The roster includes Lil Wayne,Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eve, Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma, Trina, Fat Joe, EPMD, Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick, Lupe Fiasco, and many more.

The stage will also witness a special “Pillars of Hip-Hop” set, featuring DJ Kool Herc, Cindy Campbell, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel, Roxanne Shanté, Scorpio, and the Sugar Hill Gang. Additionally, a “Legendary DJ” segment will showcase the talents of Clark Kent, Marley Marl, Mannie Fresh, and Battlecat.

Hip-Hop 50 Live aims to pay homage to the genre’s roots and honor the pioneers who paved the way. The event follows the Grammy Awards’ 50th anniversary celebration earlier this year, which brought together iconic artists such as Missy Elliott, Big Boi, Queen Latifah, Method Man, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

The Bronx, as the birthplace of hip-hop, holds a special significance for this milestone celebration. The legendary Yankee Stadium will serve as the perfect backdrop for this momentous occasion, amplifying the energy and history of the genre. Co-producer Mass Appeal, Live Nation, and the New York Yankees are pulling out all the stops to ensure an unforgettable experience for fans.

Tickets for Hip-Hop 50 Live go on sale starting June 9 at 10 a.m. EST via the official website. Pre-sales will be available on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST. Prices start at $50, allowing fans from all walks of life to join in on the celebration. Emmy Award-winner Adam Blackstone and producer Omar Edwards will serve as the concert’s creative music directors, guaranteeing a sensational audiovisual experience.

Get ready to witness history as Run-D.M.C. and an array of hip-hop superstars take the stage at Yankee Stadium. August 11 will mark Hip-Hop’s 50th birthday, and what better way to honor the culture than in the very place where it all began? Join the festivities, feel the beats, and celebrate the rich legacy of hip-hop music together.