Audacy Announces "Hip-Hop Made: The Countdowns" in Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop

PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 29, 2023 – Audacy is excited to announce “Hip-Hop Made: The Countdowns,” a special programming series in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop. This series of one-hour Top 10 countdown shows will run each Saturday across 35 Urban, Throwback, Rhythmic AC and Top 40 stations and nationwide on the Audacy app.

Audacy on-air hosts will guide listeners through the first 50 years of Hip-Hop, presenting a curated selection of the genre’s most influential songs and showcasing the talent and diverse styles that have shaped the Hip-Hop landscape.

As the culmination of the series, Audacy will present “Hip-Hop Made: The 50 Greatest Songs of the Past 50 Years,” a long-form countdown show hosted by Audacy nationally syndicated host Ed Lover. This special show will air on August 11, 50 years after the birth of Hip-Hop in the Bronx, and feature a selection of the most iconic and groundbreaking songs that have shaped the history of Hip-Hop.

“We are thrilled to announce ‘Hip-Hop Made: The Countdowns’ and take a journey through the first 50 Years of Hip-Hop with our listeners,” said Lover. “As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking genre, we invite fans to join us in reliving the iconic moments and timeless music that have shaped the format’s rich history. ‘Hip-Hop Made: The Countdowns’ will showcase the top songs and collaborations, highlighting the immense talent and cultural impact of Hip-Hop. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beats, rhymes and stories that continue to resonate with audiences worldwide.”

The countdowns will feature the following themes and hosts:

July 8: “Top 10 Songs by Female Emcees” hosted by 94.7 The Block’s Miss Jones
July 15: “Top 10 Party Songs” hosted by rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot
July 22: “Top 10 Collabs” hosted by 94.7 The Block’s Cipha Sounds
July 29: “Top 10 Songs by Groups” hosted by 94.7 The Wave’s Greg Mack
August 5: “Top 10 90s Songs” hosted by V-103’s Big Tigger

For more information and to listen to the countdown shows, please visit

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