In addition to the aforementioned names, Tyrese, Sean Paul and special guests Mariah Carey and Maxwell will also perform at the show, which takes place on September 15 at Madison Square Garden.
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Hopefully fans get to see Method Man and Mary J. Blige come together to perform their classic hit, “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” – which Meth recently revealed he resented at first.
During his 2022 visit to Math Hoffa’s My Expert Opinion podcast, the rap vet explained how he hated the image he received from the Grammy Award-winning song and attempted to reject the love he was getting.
“I fought that ‘All I Need’ shit,” Meth said. “I didn’t wanna put it out ’cause it was at a point now where, when we were doing these shows [with] Wu-Tang Clan, I would come out and it’d be girls screaming. Now, for me, it’s like, I’m grimy, same-clothes-for-three-days-in-a-row nigga; who wants to go the sex symbol route at this point?!”
Meanwhile, this isn’t the only concert going down in NYC in celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th birthday. A mega concert celebrating the milestone in the genre’s birthplace of the Bronx goes down one month earlier inside Yankee Stadium on August 11.
There’s a Queens of Hip Hop set that will feature Eve, Lil Kim, Remy Ma and Trina. The concert will also pay homage to trailblazers who helped pave the way like Kurtis Blow, Kool Herc, Grandmaster Caz, Roxanne Shante, Melle Mel and the Sugarhill Gang.