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Published on September 25th, 2023 | by Just Jay


Bun B, Symba, Drink Champs, Grandmaster Caz & Others Celebrate 50 Years of Hip-Hop w/ “50 Sips”

Exhibiting constant reverence for the culture, Monster Energy launches its “50 Sips” in celebration of Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary. The beverage and lifestyle company proudly presents a fascinating conversation between Grandmaster Caz, MC Sha-Rock, Bun B, Scar Lip, Symba, Risk, NEMS, DJ Stakz, and Bboy Moy.

Watch a teaser of the clip HERE.

Produced by Monster Energy, the 90-minute piece traces the 50-year history of hip-hop from the perspectives of rappers and various cultural figures who live and breathe the lifestyle. Beyond a central roundtable-style chat with Grandmaster Caz, MC Sha-Rock, Bun B, Scar Lip, Symba, Risk, NEMS, DJ Stakz, and Bboy Moy, it also notably includes N.O.R.E and DJ EFN from Drink Champs, and Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg from Juan Ep is Life.

The discussion follows hip-hop from its inception on the streets of New York through key pillars. At the same time, it examines what it means to be an MC, the role of a DJ, break dancing, and, of course, graffiti. The conversation delivers unparalleled insight from hip-hop icons who have lived it. They open up about various seminal memories, influences, and inspirations as well as pondering what might be next for hip-hop over “50 Sips.”

Stay tuned for more information and announcements from Monster Energy coming soon.


Based in Corona, California, Monster Energy is the leading marketer of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Energy supports the scene and sport. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, MMA, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the music lifestyle, Monster Energy is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it’s the way of life lived by athletes, bands, believers and fans. See more about Monster Energy including all of its drinks at www.monsterenergy.com.

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