May 18-24: Hip-Hop Appreciation Week on Backspin!

Hip-Hop Appreciation Week

Backspin is celebrating Hip Hop Appreciation Week May 18-24 and we’ve got everything hip hop fans could dream of, including exclusive KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane concerts recorded live in DC, and interviews with some of classic hip hop’s biggest icons on the Ed Lover Show. Plus Biggie’s born day celebration is Wednesday 5/21 with tribute mixes and reflections from those who knew him. And it’s all topped off with an exclusive SiriusXM Town Hall with Snoop Dogg!

The Ed Lover Show with KRS-One
Airing Tuesday 5/19 at 6 pm ET
Hear an encore of the legendary KRS-One as he sits down with Ed Lover for an in-depth interview. Topics covered include the classic BDP vs. Juice Crew battle, his experience being homeless, the backstory of the anti-violence hit, Self Destruction, and much more.

All The Way Live: Big Daddy Kane
Airing Wednesday 5/20 at 10 pm ET
Hear an encore of the legendary Big Daddy Kane rock all his classics LIVE with a full band! Recorded at the historic Howard Theatre in D.C.

Biggie’s Born Day Celebration
Airing Thursday 5/21 All Day
The Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday is May 21st and all day long Backspin is celebrating his life with music and memories! Hear reflections from artists who knew him, tribute mixes and Biggie classics throughout the day!

Snoop Dogg Town Hall Encore
Airing Saturday 5/23 at 8 pm ET
SiriusXM presents a special Town Hall event with Snoop Dogg! Hear Snoop discuss his life, career and new album, Bush, with an in-studio audience and Backspin’s own Ed Lover!

All The Way Live with KRS-One
Airing Saturday 5/23 at 10 pm ET
Hear the legendary KRS-One rock his catalogue of classics, from Boogie Down Productions to his solo material. Recorded LIVE at the historic Howard Theatre in D.C.

Heavy D’s Born Day Celebration
Airing Sunday 5/24 All Day
Heavy D’s birthday is Saturday 5/24 and we’re celebrating his life with music and memories! Hear thoughts and reflections about his music from Hev himself, memories from Ed Lover during his show (3-6 pm ET) and D’s classics every hour throughout the day!

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