Ice-T, the iconic figure in Los Angeles’ hip-hop scene, has drawn attention to the remarkable endurance of hip-hop veterans who are still making waves in the music industry, even decades after their prime.
In a recent tweet on August 19, Ice-T lauded his fellow hip-hop peers for their unwavering dedication and their profound influence that spans across generations.
His tweet read: “From what I’ve noticed.. Classic HipHop is selling out Arenas world wide! NAS, WuTang, 50cent, LL, Snoop, IceCube.. Our fans are showing up and having a blast!! It’s a great feeling. Respect to the OGs! We’re not done… 💥💥💥💥.”
The seasoned actor from Law & Order was alluding to the monumental performances that have recently taken place, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of hip hop. These remarkable events encompass 50 Cent’s worldwide Final Lap tour, Wu-Tang Clan and Nas’ North American NY State of Mind tour dates, LL Cool J’s star-studded F.O.R.C.E. expedition, and Ice Cube’s forthcoming shows in the UK and Ireland, among a myriad of other remarkable showcases.
From what I’ve noticed.. Classic HipHop is selling out Arenas world wide! NAS, WuTang, 50cent, LL, Snoop, IceCube.. Our fans are showing up and having a blast!! It’s a great feeling. Respect to the OGs! We’re not done… 💥💥💥💥— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 19, 2023
On the other side of the spectrum, emerging artists have encountered difficulties in filling venues and upholding their commitments to their fans. Moneybagg Yo is the latest artist to have had to cancel a series of upcoming performances, with some allegedly due to low ticket sales.
The lasting influence and staying power of the hip-hop veterans are truly evident as they captivate audiences globally, marking a new chapter in their already storied careers. The legacy continues, and the beat goes on.