Arrested Development, DJ Jazzy Jeff and El DeBarge will be among the performers at the Grammy Foundation’s annual preservation event, to be held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in L.A. on Feb. 10.
“Word Revolution: A Celebration of the Evolution of Hip-Hop” will also feature appearances by Grammy winner Chrisette Michele, MC Lyte, Phife of A Tribe Called Quest, Paul Wall, Beat Freaks of “America’s Best Dance Crew,” DJ Beverly Bond, Kid Capri, Lil’ Mama and DJ Skee. Producer-bassist Adam Blackstone will serve as the evening’s musical director.
The Grammy Foundation’s 13th Preservation Project night, held annually during Grammy Week, will employ live performances and archival footage to chart hip-hop’s historical development.
The event is being produced in conjunction with Centric, a BET network.