Hip Hop 50

MC Debbie D Calls Out Hip-Hop 50 Celebrations for Neglecting Female Rap Trailblazers

The former rapper emphasized the crucial need for their inclusion.

Top 100 Music Videos That Helped Shape 50 Years of Hip-Hop

20 videos evolving Hip-Hop with innovative technology and mastering the art of storytelling.

Where Black Culture Lives! 50 Memorable Moments Highlighted on BET.com in 2023

Here are 50 stories we proudly reported on that made this a year to remember.

Senior Roc Nation VP Celebrates Hip-Hop's 50-Year Milestone at Art Basel, Foresees Artist Empowerment in the Genre's Future

Lenny Santiago reflects on the genre's evolution, emphasizes artist control in the industry's future, and shares insights into his upcoming book chronicling his 25-year journey in music.

MC Hammer Reveals Why He Declined Hip-Hop 50 Events

The ‘U Can’t Touch This’ rapper recently appeared at a Tupac street naming ceremony.

Grammy’s Salute To 50 Years Of Hip-Hop Celebrated Every Angle Of The Culture

Recorded in early November, the concert featured guest performances from legendary veterans like Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff alongside newer popular artists including Latto and Roddy Ricch.

Ludacris Talks Being Glossed Over as a Hip-Hop Legend: 'I Feel Like Sometimes the Flowers Aren't Given as Much'

He also talks about his new collab with State Farm, which hip-hop artist is always ahead of the times, and reveals the acting role he’s still vying for.

Hip Hop & Activism: Tracing the Role of Music in Social Movements

Since its inception, rap music has contributed to the soundtrack of movements for social change.

Exclusive: LL Cool J Talks Reimagining ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ For the NBA In-Season Tournament Soundtrack

The iconic rapper collaborated with the legendary Roots crew on a new reimagined version of “Mama Said Knock You Out” which will be the official anthem of the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament.