MTV is set to commemorate Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary with an exclusive airing of “LL Cool J Presents The Rock the Bells Festival” on September 19 at 11 pm ET.
The one-hour special will feature performances from the sold-out 2023 Rock The Bells Music Festival, which was held at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, last month.
“This was a special year for the culture and for Rock The Bells in curating this experience, bringing together the icons of Hip-Hop,” LL Cool J said in a statement. “It’s always a privilege to play for my hometown crowd in New York City.”
“We really loved putting on this year’s second annual Rock The Bells festival to a sold out crowd in Queens,” he added. “Through this special airing on MTV we’re excited for fans at home around the world to be able to feel some of the great energy from that day.”
The list of performances includes:
Big Daddy Kane – “I Get The Job Done”LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out,” “4,3,2,1,” and “Rock the Bells”Method Man and Redman – “Da Rockwilder” and “Method Man”Monie Love – “It’s a Shame”Queen Latifah – “Ladies First”Rakim – “Eric B is President” and “Microphone Fiend”RUN DMC – “Down with the King” and “It’s Tricky”Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It”Swizz Beatz – “Party Up”
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