'MTV Unplugged' Special To Celebrate Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary

MTV is set to celebrate hip-hop’s 50th anniversary by airing “MTV Unplugged Presents: A Hip-Hop 50th Celebration of Jersey’s Finest” on Thursday (December 14) at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

On Friday, December 15, BET Media Group will air the special on BET at 8 p.m. ET/PT; the show will air on VH1 on Tuesday, December 19 at the same time.

The star-studded special will feature performances and appearances by New Jersey hip-hop icons including Wyclef Jean, Redman and Queen Latifah.

The event will also feature appearances from Naughty By Nature‘s Treach, Poor Righteous Teachers, Heather B and The Sugarhill Gang, with additional performances from Lady Luck and Lords of the Underground.

Emmy winner Adam Blackstone will handle musical direction for the special, which will be taped at the famed Newark Symphony Hall.

Bruce Gillmer and Vanessa Whitewolf will serve as Executive Producers for MTV, with Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty acting as Executive Producers for Flavor Unit Entertainment.

Alicia Portugal will serve Series Executive in Charge, with Lisa Lauricella taking on the role of Series Music Talent Executive.

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