Atlanta Falcons Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop on November 26th
Jermaine Dupri, CeeLo, Big Boi, Ludacris, T.I., Jeezy, Quavo and More Set To Perform
ATLANTA, GA – November 14, 2023 – In honor of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, a genre that has significantly influenced global music culture, the Atlanta Falcons will host a legendary lineup of artists for a celebratory event. Notables such as Jermaine Dupri, CeeLo, Big Boi, Ludacris, T.I., Jeezy, Quavo and others will grace the stage, as the Falcons face division rivals the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-BenzStadium on November 26.
The Falcons, who scored No. 1 in overall gameday satisfaction in the NFL’s Voice of the Fan in 2022, aim to blend the energy and excitement of football with the entertainment of award-winning artists to create an unforgettable experience. Fans are strongly encouraged to arrive early for the pre-game show that begins at 12:30 p.m. honoring over 60 Atlanta artists spanning the 50 years.
"We are extremely excited to celebrate this milestone and invite fans and the entire Atlanta community to join us," said Tameka Rish, senior vice president of fan and associate experience at AMB Sports and Entertainment. "The hip-hop community and the Atlanta Falcons have forged a close relationship since the early nineties, influenced by the drafting of Deion Sanders. Artists such as Jermaine Dupri, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Ludacris and T.I. rose to prominence during the era of Michael Vick's top-selling number 7 jersey across all sports.”
“This is a relationship that has not only endured but flourished, reflecting Atlanta's continued significance in the hip-hop world. Our ongoing collaboration with artists like Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Quavo, Pastor Troy and the broader hip-hop community remains a top priority, as it embodies our profound dedication to the culture of Atlanta and our commitment to unity."
To mark this momentous occasion, the Atlanta Falcons have collaborated with the legendary Entertainment Creative Director and artist DL Warfield to showcase special visuals on the halo board and across the stadium, bringing a 360 experience to all sides of Atlanta’s hip-hop legacy.
Additionally, the Atlanta Falcons' creative team has designed a limited-edition "Item of the Game," reflective of hip-hop's vibrant style. This exclusive merchandise will be available for purchase in the team store on game day.
About the artists:
Jermaine Dupri, a Grammy Award-winning rapper, producer, songwriter, author, DJ and CEO of So SoDef is a music industry veteran with over thirty years of experience, producing numerous hits and working with some of the biggest names in music.
CeeLo Green, a versatile artist with five Grammy Awards to his name, is celebrated for his rapper, singer, and producer talents. His soulful voice and dynamic stage presence have produced hits such as "Crazy" and "Forget You."
One-half of the iconic duo OutKast, BigBoi is an eight-time Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor. He continues to inspire and influence with his innovative style and artistic endeavors.
Ludacris, a three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, actor, producer, and philanthropist, boasts a career that has spanned over two decades. He has delivered numerous multi-platinum albums and has acted inseveral acclaimed films. His dedication to philanthropy is also noteworthy.
T.I., commonly known as Tip, is a three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper, actor, and philanthropist. Known for his blend of Southern hip-hop and insightful lyricism, T.I. has carved out a significant place for himself as the creator of Trap Music, which recently has celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins is a multi-platinum selling recording artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and New York Times best-selling author.His latest effort “I Might Forgive...But I Don’t Forget,” is Jeezy’s first double album and independent project out now.
Quavious Keyate Marshall best known as Quavo is an American Rapper, Singer,Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor, Athlete and Entrepreneur best known for his work with his iconic rap group Migos hailing from Atlanta.
Other artists being honored pregame:
AlleyBoy, Baby D, Baby Tate, Big Bank, Big Kuntry, Big Oomp, Big Tigger, Block, Bonecrusher, Bow Wow, Boyz N Da Hood, Bubba Sparkxxx, Crime Mob, Fabo, Da Brat,Dallas Austin, Dem Franchize Boyz, DJ Drama, DJ Jelly, DJ Toomp, DJ Unk, Earthgang, East Side Boyz, F.L.Y., Goodie Mob, Gorilla Zoe, Hitman Sammy Sam, JMoney, Jazze Pha, JID, K-Camp, Killer Mike, Kilo Ali, Lil Fate, Maceo, MoneyMan, Nitti Beats, Organized Noize, Pastor Troy, Peewee Longway, Poncho, Rasheeda, Rich Homie Quan, Rocko, Roscoe Dash, Lil Scrappy, Shop Boyz, SonnyDigital, Travis Porter, Young Nudy, Young Scooter, Youngbloodz, Yung Joc, YungLA, Yung Ralph, and Zaytoven