Celebrate Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary with a concert event, exclusive shows, & more

50 years of Hip-Hop

From a one-of-a-kind day of events to special programming, SiriusXM is honouring the greatest music and talent through the decades with For the Love: 50 Years of Hip-Hop.

A celebration of the genre’s 50th anniversary, For the Love will be an unforgettable day of events on August 10 in Queens, New York, headlined by legendary hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan.

Plus, listeners across the nation can hear a variety of special programming on SiriusXM, in addition to a wide range of hip-hop channels and shows honouring transformative figures in the genre.

For the Love: 50 Years of Hip-Hop Programming Highlights

Queens of Hip-Hop

Available year-round on the SiriusXM App, Queens of Hip-Hop will also be available to subscribers in their cars on channel 104 from August 22–31.

The channel features music from today’s biggest female hip-hop artists, including Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj. Listeners will also hear music from the queens who’ve paved the way, including Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim.

Furious 5 Weekend Hip-Hop Icons Editions

Ice Cube, Big Daddy Kane, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Caz, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, MC Lyte, Doug E Fresh, Rev Run, DJ Red Alert, and more share five of their favourite hip-hop artists and songs.

Furious 5 Weekend Hip-Hop Icons Editions airs on LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio on the SiriusXM App starting August 10.

#HipHop50: Mobb Deep Retrospective

Havoc, one-half of the legendary rap group Mobb Deep, discusses his life, legacy, and music with Coach PR and will also perform in front of a studio audience.

Mobb Deep Retrospective with Havoc airs on Shade 45 from August 5–9.

#RespectTheDJ with DJ Tony Touch, D-Stroy, DJ Enuff, and Crazy Legs

Celebrate #HipHop50 with an ode to our DJ legends that paved the way. DJing is one of the four elements of hip-hop, and this conversation will provide insight and deliver mixes from some of the men and women who were pillars on the 1 & 2’s like Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Charlie Chase, DJ Baby J and more.

#RespectTheDJ airs on Shade 45 on August 19.

The Hip-Hop Top 500 Countdown

From the forefathers of rap who laid the foundation all the way up to the latest stars who keep the culture going, you’ll hear the full range of hip-hop! Whether it’s a back-in-the-day anthem or a current top hit, you’ll get them all as we count down to the biggest hip-hop song ever!

The Hip Hop Top 500 Countdown airs on SiriusXM channel 104 from August 1–7.

The New Rory & Mal

Throughout the month of August, The New Rory & Mal podcast will honour 50 years of hip-hop with five special episodes featuring guests who have made a significant impact on the music and culture, whether it’s an industry vet or an upstart making waves right now. Rory and Mal will spotlight a new decade each week to showcase how the change-makers of hip-hop have influenced its evolution over the past 50 years.

Listen to The New Rory & Mal on the SiriusXM App.