Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live: Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop

Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live Line-Up Announced

Today, Billboard announced the line-up for Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop.

The live concert event, in partnership with VIBE, will feature headliner Metro Boomin and openers Coi Leray and Armani White on Tuesday, August 8 at The Novo in Los Angeles.

Tickets are now on sale to the public at

This year marks a momentous milestone in the evolution of Hip Hop, and Billboard is excited to celebrate the genre's trailblazing architects and future legends during this energy-packed show at The Novo.

The event promises to be a memorable celebration of Hip Hop's impact and influence over the past 50 years.

Metro Boomin: Defining the Sound of Hip Hop

Metro Boomin, the headliner of Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live, has defined not only the sound but also the direction of hip-hop.

As a Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, and artist, Metro Boomin has an impressive discography that includes hits like "Jumpman" by Drake and Future, "Bad and Boujee" by Migos, and "Congratulations" by Post Malone.

He has worked with notable artists such as The Weeknd and 21 Savage, and his solo debut album "Not All Heroes Wear Capes" reached platinum status and topped the Billboard 200 chart.

Metro Boomin's contributions to the genre have earned him several awards, including "Producer of the Year" at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards.

His performance at Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live is expected to showcase his unmatched talent and influence in the hip-hop industry.

Coi Leray: A Rising Star in Hip Hop

Coi Leray, one of the openers for Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live, is quickly making a name for herself in the hip-hop industry.

With chart-topping success and major festival performances, Leray has proven herself as an elite rapper and vocalist.

She has collaborated with artists like Metro Boomin on the "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" soundtrack, and her music video for "Make My Day" featuring David Guetta was illustrated using VR capabilities.

Leray's unique style and boundary-breaking approach to music have garnered attention from both fans and industry insiders.

Her participation in Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live is a testament to her rising star status in the hip-hop community.

Armani White: Delivering Happy Hood Music

Armani White, another opener for Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live, is a West Philly rapper known for his profound yet buoyantly energetic music.

With dexterous flows and introspective lyrics, White aims to trademark "happy hood music."

His debut EP "Road to CASABLANCO" features hit singles like "GOATED" and "SILVER TOOTH."

Despite facing personal tragedies, White has persevered and established himself as a talented rapper and songwriter.

His inclusion in Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live showcases his colorful and poignant contributions to the hip-hop genre.

Continuing the Hip Hop Celebration

In addition to Billboard R&B Hip Hop Live, Billboard and VIBE are working with Amazon's live radio app, Amp, to amplify the next generation of rising rappers from Atlanta.

Fans can participate in Amp's emerging artist program, The Come Up, to help surface new talent.

This collaboration aims to support and showcase the diverse voices shaping the future of hip-hop.

As the 50th anniversary celebration of Hip Hop continues, Billboard and VIBE are committed to honoring the genre's rich history and nurturing its promising future.

Ebro in the Morning Presents: Top 50 Songs In Hip Hop History

Ebro in the Morning is embarking on a special programming event to determine the top 50 songs in the history of Hip Hop.

Hosted by Ebro, Laura Stylez, Rosenberg, Shani Kulture, and DJ Kast One, the event will feature nominations and debates on two songs each Thursday.

Listeners will have the opportunity to vote on the songs and contribute to the final ranking of the top 50.

With different themes each week, the event aims to engage fans and spark discussions about the most influential songs in Hip Hop.

The final results will be announced before August 11, 2023, solidifying the definitive list of the top 50 songs in Hip Hop history.


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