Los Angeles, CA – Leading independent label, distribution and publishing company EMPIRE is joining forces with Amazon Music’s Hip Hop brand Rotation for an exclusive Twitch livestream concert in celebration of the 63rd annual Grammy Awards.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday (March 9), EMPIRE announced the special virtual event will feature additional guests and commence at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Thursday at 6PM Eastern Standard Time via Amazon’s Twitch channel.


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The 90-minute live show will feature performances from the label’s 2021 Best Rap Album nominees D Smoke, and HipHopDX’s 2020 Hip Hop Awards Best Hip Hop Album award-winner Freddie Gibbs — in addition to The Free Nationals, who are nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album category.

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Founded in 2010 by Bay Area native Ghazi Shami, EMPIRE has had a hand in the rise of numerous mainstream artists over the years, such as Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Shelly FKA DRAM and Anderson .Paak.

On the other hand, Amazon’s Rotation platform produces the Rap Rotation and R&B Rotation playlists, along with exclusive events, interviews and livestreams dedicated to spotlighting the best Hip Hop and R&B tracks each week.

Tap into Amazon’s Rap Rotation playlist, featuring new hits from Drake, Pop Smoke, SpotemGottem and DaBaby, below.