Jay-Z will perform at this year’s Grammys in star-studded rendition of ‘God Did’

The track is up for 'song of the year' at this year's Grammys

Jay-Z is set to perform at this year’s Grammys as part of a star-studded rendition of ‘God Did‘.

As first reported in Variety, Jay-Z will perform ‘God Did’ with DJ Khaled at the awards. The track is up for three nods on the night, including song of the year.

Reportedly joining them on stage will be guest artists Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and John Legend who all make guest appearances of the song.


In a three-star review of the album ‘God Did’, NME called the record a “glitzy blockbuster of an album”.

DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Meanwhile, FutureMissy ElliottGlorilla and more are set to perform during this week’s Grammy’s tribute to 50 years of hip-hop.

Earlier this week, Questlove revealed that he’s co-curated the tribute in a new announcement video released on January 31, teasing that he’d been working on the tribute with some of the “biggest names” in hip-hop.

The performance will honour the 50th anniversary of hip-hop’s beginnings and will see a range of acts perform from the genre, across “its past, its present, its future,” according to Questlove.

In the video, Questlove said: “I’m really really thrilled to announce that there’s gonna be a special segment on the Grammy telecast, this Sunday night, honouring hip-hop’s 50th.


“Can you believe 50? It’s going to be an absolutely amazing moment with some of the biggest names from the genre coming together to celebrate hip-hop history — its past, its present, its future.”

Questlove went on to say that hip-hop’s “impact on our culture and our world” is “immeasurable” and described it as a “driving force in the music, in the culture.” He continued: “I’ve had the great privilege of co-curating this thing with The Roots and many many others that are gonna join us that night. So, you gotta see it.”

Now, the names of those performing has been revealed and it’s set to include Big BoiBusta Rhymes, Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel, Scorpio, Ice-TLil BabyLil Wayne, the Lox, Method ManNellyPublic EnemyQueen Latifah, Rahiem, RakimRun-D.M.C.Salt-N-Pepa, DJ Spinderella, ScarfaceSwizz Beatz, and Too $hort.

LL Cool J will also introduce the event, perform, and give a dedication.

The 65th Grammy Awards will be held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, with comedian Trevor Noah on hosting duties for the third time in a row. Nominations were announced in November, with the likes of BeyoncéKendrick Lamar and Adele leading the way.

You can find out how to watch the Grammys here.

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