This year, hip-hop celebrates 50 years in the game. From the early days of DJ Kool Herc to the progression of female rap, hip-hop’s long history is filled with epic storytelling, political moments, iconic beef, and ––of course–– beats and bars.
Five decades is no small feat, and everybody has been joining in on the celebration. From Men’s Health covers to block parties hosted by Adidas, hip-hop’s 50th birthday is a global affair (as it should be), but what would a hip-hop celebration be without the pioneers and participants who make it what it is?
Last weekend, some of the biggest names in the genre headed to Yankee Stadium for a celebratory concert. The lineup included a long list of legends from Lil Kim and Lauryn Hill to Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg.
The jam-packed set list drew out a massive crowd and put on a phenomenal show.
See our gallery below for some Hip-Hop Live 50 moments captured by Day Hunch.
Lil Kim in Gucci and Jennifer Le
Lauryn Hill in Act N°1
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Ella
Lil Wayne and Dj Kool Herc
Rev Run and Russy Simmons