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  • Writer's pictureCharles Luberisse

Queen Latifah, Redman, Wyclef Jean, More Rep NJ Hip Hop For MTV Special

Source: TMZ

 

New York may be hip hop's birthplace, but New Jersey rappers have plenty of rights to the legacy -- just ask the Garden State All-Stars leading the charge for 'MTV Unplugged's resurrection.


Last month, several Garden State rap pioneers such as Queen Latifah, Wyclef Jean, Redman and Naughty By Nature'sTreach, took over the Newark Symphony Hall to celebrate their specific contributions to Hip Hop's 50th anniversary.


Other Jersey-grown talent for the special includes Def Jam's first female act Heather B., Poor Righteous Teachers, Lady Luck, Lords Of The Underground, and "Rapper's Delight" creators The Sugarhill Gang.


Adam Blackstone, the music director who helped Rihanna break Super Bowl numbers back in February, is steering the ship here and is also part of the frat ... he hails from Trenton.


Queen Latifah is one of the co-executive producers for the special, which airs on December 14 on MTV before encoring on BET on Friday and VH1 the following Tuesday.


If that doesn't soothe your NJ fix ... the cast of "Jersey Shore" will also be receiving even more flowers this year with a special cast reunion episode.



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