GRAMMY Awards: Three Unforgettable Moments in Hip Hop

January 22, 2018

The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are approaching, and we're gearing up for Music's Biggest Night by looking back on some of the biggest moments in the history of the GRAMMY Awards.

Over the years, there have been some incredible moments on the GRAMMY stage. So we have picked three of our favorite unforgettable moments from the GRAMMY Awards below. Relive the magic by watching these clips:

1. It’d be in Good Taste to Not Try to Quiet Kanye - 2007
While Kanye West has always marched, and rapped, to the beat of his own drum, Grammy producers in 2008 probably made the best decision to not play Kanye off after winning. Of course, in fairness, Yeezy had lost his mother months before accepting the Best Rap Album award for Graduation and probably didn’t deserve to be silenced while attempting to honor her.

2. Unlikely Collaboration Leads to Eternal Friendship - 2001
Eminem is certainly no stranger to criticism, having been blasted over his lyrics since the first time we saw that skinny, bleach blonde white guy who could out rap just about anyone. But Marshall Mathers found an unlikely ally in 2001 when he performed his smash hit “Stan” with Elton John. The two have apparently kept up a friendship over last 15-plus years as well.

3. Let’s Shock the People - 1996
Tragically, the world lost Tupac Shakur far sooner than it should have. He was a cultural hero in 1996. The brightest light in any room, it was hard to outshine 2Pac – no matter how high your platforms were, how much face paint you had on, or how hard you rocked. Check out 2Pac and KISS sharing the stage at the 1996 Grammy Awards, just months before he was murdered.

The 2018 GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from New York City’s Madison Square Garden at 7:30 PM ET on CBS Sunday, January 28.