DJ Skoot and Carnival Cruise Line celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with a playlist of 50 songs from the Golden Era to the present. Skoot aka Jeff Hedgemon is one of the cruise line’s most popular DJs and his memories of listening to artists like LL Cool J as a child influenced his track selection. It was the Tupac cult movie classic Juice that gave Skoot the inspiration to become a hip-hop DJ. He says, “Hip Hop is all about the beat, and the beat is a universal language. That’s why I gravitate toward songs that are impactful and send positive vibes. It’s my favorite way to engage with people.” Lil Kim, The Pharcyde and Kendrick Lamar are just a few of the artists represented on the playlist that is an overview of some of the genre’s most vital moments.