GRAMMY Foundation Announces Performers For Music Preservation Project

  • Photo: Arnold Turner /
    Chrisette Michele
  • Photo: Daniella Renee /
    Speech of Arrested Development
  • Photo: Jeff Kravitz /
    MC Lyte
  • Photo: Arnold Turner /
    Paul Wall
  • Artwork: Demont "Peekaso" Pinder
January 24, 2011 -- 1:27 pm PST

The GRAMMY Foundation will host Word Revolution: A Celebration Of The Evolution Of Hip-Hop — the 13th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — on Thursday, Feb. 10 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will feature live musical performances and historical footage from preservation archives.

Performers will include GRAMMY winners Arrested Development and Chrisette Michele; current GRAMMY nominee El DeBarge; 9th Wonder and Marsha Ambrosius; Beat Freaks from "America's Best Dance Crew"; DJ Beverly Bond; DJ Jazzy Jeff; Kid Capri; Lil' Mama; MC Lyte; A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg; DJ Skee; and Recording Academy Texas Chapter President Paul Wall, among others. The evening's musical director will be producer/bassist Adam Blackstone.

Word Revolution: A Celebration Of The Evolution Of Hip-Hop will explore hip-hop as an art form, and celebrate the invaluable contributions of the genre and its influence on the American cultural landscape. Produced by the GRAMMY Foundation in conjunction with Centric, a BET Network, and sponsored in part by Classic Wines of California and Jackson Limousine, this GRAMMY Week celebration will promote the GRAMMY Foundation's mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions.

General admission tickets are $25 each. For tickets and information, click here or contact 866.811.4111.