On Sunday night, February 5, the 65th annual Grammys took place, honouring the biggest and the best of the music world across a host of genres during a star-studded evening at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
While the night wasn't without its fair share of controversy - put short: a lot of people seem unimpressed that Harry Styles beat Beyoncé to the Best Album award - one segment from the show that was universally praised was its impressive tribute to 50 years of hip hop music, which featured an A-lister-stacked performance from dozens of hip hop's biggest icons.
From genre innovators like Grandmaster Flash to 80s heavyweights such as Run-DMC and Public Enemy, all the way to boundary-smashing giants like Run-DMC, Queen Latifah and Missy Elliot and modern rap hero Lil Baby, it was a true who's-who of the genre, all played out over a 13-minute medley of some of hip hop's most foundational songs.
Now, pro-shot footage of the incredible segment has gone viral on Twitter, and you can watch it for yourself below.
For a full list of the performers who took part in the segment, check below the video.
50-year anniversary of hip-hop performance at the #GRAMMYs by some of the greats including RunDMC, LL Cool J, Salt N Peppa, Ice T, Queen Latifah, Wu-Tang, Big Boi, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Nelly, Too Short, GloRilla, The Roots, and more... pic.twitter.com/HmGB0bvGZXFebruary 6, 2023
Who was in the Grammys hip hop tribute segment?
Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star
De La Soul
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Grandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King
LL Cool J
Salt-N-Pepa and Spinderella