Hip Hop Stars on Sesame Street

Macklemore teams up with Oscar the Grouch for "Thrift Shop."

Rapping to the Youth - November 10, 2014, marked the 45th anniversary of Sesame Street, making its television debut and schooling youngsters on reading, writing, counting and other essentials on how to get along in life. Throughout its run, several of our favorite MCs including Queen Latifah, will.i.am and Ice Cube have hit the block and added to the learning fun.Read on to see the list of MCs who rapped it out with Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar and the rest of the Sesame Street crew.? Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA) (Photos: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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Rapping to the Youth - November 10, 2014, marked the 45th anniversary of Sesame Street, making its television debut and schooling youngsters on reading, writing, counting and other essentials on how to get along in life. Throughout its run, several of our favorite MCs including Queen Latifah, will.i.am and Ice Cube have hit the block and added to the learning fun.Read on to see the list of MCs who rapped it out with Big Bird, Elmo, Oscar and the rest of the Sesame Street crew.— Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA) (Photos: Sesame Workshop Productions)

Macklemore Joins Oscar the Grouch for 'Thrift Shop' Remix - Not everybody is lucky enough to get to Sesame Street. But Macklemore did, and he spit a few bars with Oscar the Grouch for a remix to ?Thrift Shop.? Rapping about the glory of trash while sitting in a trash can, Macklemore took his career to all new heights. Watch Macklemore?s entire visit here and find out which other hip hop stars found their way on Sesame Street.(Photos: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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Macklemore - Macklemore banged out with Oscar the Grouch and crew for a reworking of his platinum hit “Thrift Shop.” The clip is finally seeing the light of day (it was taped last year), showing the Seattle MC funk it up for the kiddies while the grouches spit, "I'm gonna pop some trash/ Only got seven bags in my trash can/ I'm, I'm, I'm shopping, looking for some rubbish/ This is gross and awesome."(Photos: Sesame Workshop Productions) 

LL Cool J - Uncle L showed the kids the word of the day when he stepped through to teach Oscar the Grouch, Elmo and Abby the word "unanimous."(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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LL Cool J - Uncle L showed the kids the word of the day when he stepped through to teach Oscar the Grouch, Elmo and Abby the word "unanimous."(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

Arrested Development - Arrested Development brought their Afrocentric vibes to the block as they sang with Big Bird and the crew about the importance of "Pride."(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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Arrested Development - Arrested Development brought their Afrocentric vibes to the block as they sang with Big Bird and the crew about the importance of "Pride."(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

Common - Common teamed up with pop singer Colbie Calliat and performed the song "Belly Breathe" with the Sesame Street gang as they taught kids the importance of breathing and chilling out when they become frustrated and excited.(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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Common - Common teamed up with pop singer Colbie Calliat and performed the song "Belly Breathe" with the Sesame Street gang as they taught kids the importance of breathing and chilling out when they become frustrated and excited.(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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Ice-T - The Original Gangster taught Elmo the art and definition of "rhyme" for the Word of the Day. (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Ice Cube  - It's been a longtime since Ice Cube was "The N***a You Love to Hate," as he's evolved into a beloved family comedy star.Taking his new image to the highest pinnacle, the Don Mega appeared on Sesame Street last month and taught Elmo a few "astounding" magic tricks, including turning himself into an actual ice cube.(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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Ice Cube  - It's been a longtime since Ice Cube was "The N***a You Love to Hate," as he's evolved into a beloved family comedy star.Taking his new image to the highest pinnacle, the Don Mega appeared on Sesame Street last month and taught Elmo a few "astounding" magic tricks, including turning himself into an actual ice cube.(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

Wyclef Jean - Wyclef Jean taught the Cookie Monster the importance of eating right as they kicked rhymes about including vegetables and fruits in your diet. (Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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Wyclef Jean - Wyclef Jean taught the Cookie Monster the importance of eating right as they kicked rhymes about including vegetables and fruits in your diet. (Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

Queen Latifah - Her Royal Highness rocked the mic on Sesame Street to school the shorties to "The Letter O."(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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Queen Latifah - Her Royal Highness rocked the mic on Sesame Street to school the shorties to "The Letter O."(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

MC Lyte - MC Lyte educated the youth on the parts of the body when she hit up the block to rhyme and dance "The Body Dance."(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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MC Lyte - MC Lyte educated the youth on the parts of the body when she hit up the block to rhyme and dance "The Body Dance."(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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will.i.am - The Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am rocked out with Big Bird, Elmo and the crew as he inspired kids to reach for their goals with the musical medley "What I Am."(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

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will.i.am - The Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am rocked out with Big Bird, Elmo and the crew as he inspired kids to reach for their goals with the musical medley "What I Am."(Photo: Sesame Workshop Productions)

The Fugees - The Fugees came through and partied with Big Bird to teach kids the alphabet and the importance of self contentment with "Just Happy to Be Me."(Photo: Childrens Television Workshop)

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The Fugees - The Fugees came through and partied with Big Bird to teach kids the alphabet and the importance of self contentment with "Just Happy to Be Me."(Photo: Childrens Television Workshop)