Rick Ross, Common to Perform With Furious Five During Grammy Special
On November 30, Rick Ross, Common, Lupe Fiasco and LL Cool J will join Furious Five members Melle Mel and Scorpio for a special performance of "The Message" during The Grammy Nominations Concert, airing live on CBS at 10 pm ET/PT.
The latest line-up joins the likes of Ludacris, Usher, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, who were already announced as performers for the one-hour show, which will reveal the nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards taking place on February 12, 2012 in Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. LL Cool J will host the awards while Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry will be presenters.
Just earlier this month it was announced that "The Message" would be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, 30 years after it was recorded. Throughout the years, "The Message" has been sampled by Ice Cube in 1993 on a remix to his "Check Yo Self" single and again on Diddy's "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" in 1997.—Gina Montana