DJ Ralph McDaniels will host the Spread Love Hip-Hop Jam in New York City to celebrate the genre's 49th birthday, with big things in the works for next year's 50th.

Congratulations hip-hop you’re about to turn 49…which means the next year is gonna be huge!

That’s right, hip hop turns 49 on Aug 11th and a huge celebration is planned of course. Brand Nubian, Special Ed, Black Sheep, Smif-n-wesson and more headline this year’s celebration concert “Spread Love Hip Hop Jam” going down in New York City, the birthplace of Hip Hop!

As the genre continues to grow many more inspired people, the culture’s legendary pioneers like, Ralph McDaniels and Dj Premier are laying the ground work. New new compilation albums from big names like Nas, Slick Rick and even North Carolina’s Rapsody are in the works! Plus Films and documentaries are rolling out just in time for the Bigger which is Hip Hop turning 50!!

We all look forward to it!!!

That reminds us, as we approach 2023, we’re going to start taking a look behind the scenes at 50 of the best names in Hip-Hop history, to honor that 50th birthday. Watch for more on that coming soon.