LL Cool J, Chuck D & Travis Barker To Perform At Grammy Awards

posted Friday February 08 ,2013 at 07:30PM CST | 14 comments

LL Cool J, Chuck D & Travis Barker To Perform At Grammy Awards

LL Cool J, Chuck D, Travis Barker and others are slated to perform at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

It looks like LL Cool J won't just be hosting the 55th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, February 10th.

In a recent report from MTV, it appears that LL will be performing alongside Public Enemy front man Chuck D, Travis BarkerRage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip at the Grammy Awards. The performance is reportedly a mash-up of Hip Hop, rock and EDM.

The Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow spoke about the performance, saying the idea spawned from LL's history as a host for the Grammy Awards.

"LL is part of our family now. He's not a hired gun and last year after we did the nominations show we said, 'Let's do [something] this year,' and he was up for it," Portnow explained. "He represents so much history with his work in Hip Hop...to this day he's in it, he's respected for it and we thought, 'Gee, it's right under our noses, let's do something with LL and have a lot of fun with that.'"

Portnow added, "[The performance is] not so much a tribute to [LL's] music, so much as a celebration of the kind of music he's been known for and others that have followed."

Other performances lined-up for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards include Miguel, Wiz Khalifa, Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys and more.

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  • Curtis75Black
    This should be dope to hear !! Hopefully its an original song and not some medley of old tracks put together,
  • NYQb
    Great to see two hip hop legends performing together...I would love to hear a collab too,maybe on LL's "Authentic"
    • Charles Barkley
      "maybe on LL's "Authentic" I may be wrong, but I doubt it.
  • Hip Hop please
    Chuck D and LL Cool J That's gotta be DOPE folks!
    LL Cool J looks like a ninja turtle. Anybody else get that? Also good to Chuck D in the mix at this horribly putrid event.
    • Got Money In My Ghetto
      I always thought Mannie Fresh was the 5th Ninja Turtle...
  • Anonymous
    Great, and as for the white boy,...
    • prick
      Barker or Z-Trip?
    • Anonymous
      i assume he means barker because his name was in the headline and hes the most over rated drummer of all time with no real contributions to the world of music
    • Anonymous
      who the fuck is Z Trip tho
    • adam's song
      @2nd Anonymous i like the contributions he made to the 1999 Blink 182 album Enema Of The State.... asshole
    • BALBOA
      Z-Trip is Talib Kweli's DJ. Also a fairly innovative scratch DJ. Google him. Talib's new mixtape is hosted by him. It's called Attack The Block.
    • Anonymous
      enema of the state? yeah thats going to go down in history as a real pop punk classic! NOT
    • Anonymous
      u guys that argue about music are fags. real talk