A Hip-Hop Celebration

GRAMMY Foundation's annual Music Preservation Project event to explore the evolution of hip-hop
  • Photo: Arnold Turner/WireImage.com
    Chrisette Michele
  • Photo: Daniella Renee/WireImage.com
    Speech of Arrested Development
  • Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.com
    MC Lyte
  • Photo: Arnold Turner/WireImage.com
    Paul Wall
January 19, 2011 -- 3:11 pm PST

The GRAMMY Foundation will host Word Revolution: A Celebration Of The Evolution Of Hip-Hop — the 13th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will feature live musical performances and historical footage from preservation archives.

Performers will include GRAMMY winners Arrested Development and Chrisette Michele; current GRAMMY nominee El DeBarge; 9th Wonder and Marsha Ambrosius; Beat Freaks from "America's Best Dance Crew"; DJ Beverly Bond; DJ Jazzy Jeff; Kid Capri; Lil' Mama; MC Lyte; A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg; DJ Skee; and Recording Academy Texas Chapter President Paul Wall, among others. The evening's musical director will be producer/bassist Adam Blackstone.

Word Revolution: A Celebration Of The Evolution Of Hip-Hop will explore hip-hop as an art form, and celebrate the invaluable contributions of the genre and its influence on the American cultural landscape. Produced by the GRAMMY Foundation in conjunction with Centric, a BET Network, and sponsored in part by Classic Wines of California and Jackson Limousine, this GRAMMY Week celebration will promote the GRAMMY Foundation's mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions.

General admission tickets are $25 each. For tickets and information, click here or contact 866.811.4111.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 13 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook


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