Author: Scarlett Pham
Ten days after first time revealing "Hip Hop 50 Vol.2," on Wednesday, April 21st, Swizz Beatz released the EP "Hip Hop 50 Vol.2." It is the second EP in Mass Appeal's "Hip Hop 50: The Soundtrack" to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Mass Appeal recently announced a partnership between "Hip Hop 50" with CÃROC Ultra-Premium Vodka - the official Vodka of #HipHop50, as well as Google Pixel and Sony Music Entertainment.
The six-track project is produced entirely by Swizz Beatz. The EP features Lil Wayne, Nas, Lil Durk, Benny the Butcher, Jay Electronica, Jadakiss, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign, and more.
The first EP in the series - "Hip Hop 50 Vol.1" was released in July 2022 and was handled by DJ Premier. Lil Wayne and Nas also appeared on that EP along with Joey Bada$$, Remy Ma, Run the Jewels, Rapsody and Slick Rick.
A portion of all proceeds from the Hip Hop 50 will be donated to various charities, including the Universal Hip Hop Museum, which will open in 2024.