JUNO Awards to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with Kardinal Offishall, Haviah Mighty, Michie Mee

TOBi, Choclair, Maestro Fresh Wes and more will also appear

BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 3, 2023

This year marks the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, which traces back to DJ Kool Herc's performance at a party on August 11, 1973. To mark the occasion, the JUNOS will be presenting an all-star a hip-hop performance at this year's ceremony.

This tribute to the 50th anniversary of hip-hop will be hosted by Kardinal Offishall and Haviah Mighty and will feature Choclair, Dream Warriors, Michie Mee and TOBiDJ Mel Boogie will spin a track produced by Rich Kidd. The performance was written and produced by Kardinal Offishall and Jemeni.

"The history of hip-hop around the world is incredibly rich, with so many distinct voices contributing to the narrative," said Kardinal Offishall in a statement. "It's an honour to be able to help tell this story through a distinctly Canadian lens and celebrate this important cultural milestone at the 2023 JUNO Awards."

These artists join previously announced performers Alexisonfire, Jessie Reyez, Nickelback, Tate McRae, Tenille Townes, Banx & Ranx with Preston Pablo and Rêve, AP Dhillon, and Aysanabee with Northern Cree.

The 2023 JUNO Awards take place in Edmonton on March 13. See the nominations here.

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