Ja Rule To Headline Amazon Music’s Final ‘50 & Forever’ City Sessions Livestream Series

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Ja Rule To Headline Amazon Music's Final ‘50 & Forever’ City Sessions Livestream Series
Amazon Music Reveals Ja Rule as Headliner for Final ‘50 & Forever’ Livestream

‘50 & Forever’ caps off its celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with a new City Sessions livestream from New York City featuring rap star Ja Rule and friends


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NEW YORK—August 4, 2023— Amazon Music announces the final “50 & Forever” City Sessions livestream of the summer. On August 10, the eve of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, legendary Grammy-nominated rapper Ja Rule and a lineup of friends and collaborators will hit the stage for a special performance from The Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York City.

Sponsored by M&M’S®, fans can watch the performance live on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT. Fans will also be able to attend the performance in-person in New York at The Rooftop at Pier 17. Tickets are available now and can be purchased for $10 here. All proceeds will be donated to a charity of the artist’s choice.

Ja Rule’s performance marks the finale of the “50 & Forever” City Sessions series from Amazon Music. Throughout the summer, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch has streamed content every week leading up to hip-hop’s 50th anniversary on August 11, including last night’s City Session livestream from Atlanta featuring Jeezy, T.I., and Young Dro.

Amazon Music also streamed exclusive live performances from hip-hop luminaries like Rick Ross, Wale, Clipse, Joey Bada$$, Curren$y, and more.

Fans also tuned in for special Group Thread discussions every Monday featuring hip-hop luminaries, hosted by journalist and producer Speedy Morman; Breakthrough Live performances each Tuesday from the next generation of hip-hop talent; and special episodes of Rotation Roundtable, a hybrid Twitch livestream and 60-minute podcast hosted by Morman, Nyla Symone, Gabe P, and Rob Markman, every Wednesday.

“50 & Forever” Livestream Schedule

August 8 – Breakthrough Live: New Voices in Hip-Hop Live from the Seaport

August 10 – City Sessions New York: “50 & Forever” Live from The Rooftop at Pier 17 – tickets

Amazon Music is paying tribute to hip-hop’s monumental influence on music, culture, and society with “50 & Forever,” a program in celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, which will bring fans together to honor hip-hop’s undeniable legacy and champion the artists writing the next 50 years of hip-hop’s history. Created by Rotation, the hip-hop and R&B brand from Amazon Music, “50 & Forever” will give hip-hop its well-deserved flowers, with curated events, livestreams, playlists, original content, and new music—spanning Amazon Music, Twitch, Audible, Prime Video, and Amp.



Amazon Music is an immersive audio entertainment service that connects fans, artists, and creators through music, podcasts, and culture. Amazon Music brings fans closer to what they love, with curated and personalized playlists, artist livestreams, artist merch, and Amazon Exclusive podcasts. Prime members get access to over 100 million songs in shuffle mode, All-Access playlists, plus the largest catalog of top ad-free podcasts, included with their membership. Customers can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited for full, on-demand access to 100 million songs in HD and a growing catalog of Ultra HD and Spatial audio. Anyone can listen to Amazon Music by downloading the free Amazon Music app, or wherever they listen to music including Alexa-enabled devices. Learn more at www.amazonmusic.com.

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