COMMON, LL COOL J, LUPE FIASCO & RICK ROSS TO JOIN FORCES
WITH GRANDMASTER FLASH, MELLE MEL, AND SCORPIO
FOR A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF "THE MESSAGE" ON "THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS
CONCERT LIVE!! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT®"
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2011) — Two-time GRAMMY® winner Common, two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J,
GRAMMY winner Lupe Fiasco, and rap star Rick Ross will join hip-hop innovator Grandmaster Flash, GRAMMY-winning hip-hop artist Melle Mel, and rapper Scorpio for a special performance of "The Message" — the seminal rap recording by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Featuring Melle Mel and Duke Bootee newly inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame — on "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®"
Actors Taraji P. Henson and Taylor Lautner are the latest presenters added to the one-hour special, which takes place live on Wednesday,Nov. 30 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The show, which will also announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees, will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Other previously announced performers are Jason Aldean, Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Rihanna, Valerie Simpson, Mike Stoller, Sugarland, The Band Perry, and Usher. Previously announced presenters are Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry, and LL COOL J is once again set to host.
Check out the Original version of "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5