Hip-hop’s biggest fans pack Yankee Stadium for historic anniversary concert

The Hip Hop 50 Live concert drew massive lines to the stadium with a stacked list of performers, including Run DMC, Snoop Dogg and Slick Rick, among many more.

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2023, 9:33 PM

Updated 337 days ago

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The celebrations for hip-hop’s 50th birthday have been everywhere this week and this year, but Yankee Stadium played host to the biggest bash of them all Friday.
The Hip Hop 50 Live concert drew massive lines to the stadium with a stacked list of performers, including Run DMC, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Common and Slick Rick, among many others.
Attendees came from far and wide — some from the Bronx, and others from out of state.
"Fifty years of hip-hop, its culture, its peace, its positivity, and its education,” says Iron Sheikh, a South Bronx battle rapper.
"Who knew it would last 50 years, and you know what? I am excited,” says Kecia Paige Wilson, of New Jersey.
The party continued into the night. An afterparty, hosted by DJ Kindu, honored local legend Kid Capri and others.
The celebrations continue into the weekend, with the mayor's block party on Sedgwick Avenue Saturday.


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