Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on May 25, 2010

by BBG

wu Tang

Rock The Bells 2010? Um, awesome.

For the first time in the history of hip-hop entertainment, ROCK THE BELLS is slated to have headliners perform their most influential albums in their entirety. East-coast legends Wu-Tang Clan will perform Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers from beginning to end. Released in 1993, the group's debut album revived the New York rap scene and is widely-regarded as one of the greatest albums in hip-hop history. Considered one of the greatest MC's of all time, Rakim is set to perform 1987's, Paid In Full, his first full-length album with Eric B. Fellow Golden age, east coast rapper, Slick Rick will conquer The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. Released in 1989, this debut album became a certified-platinum classic topping the Billboard's Top R&B/ Hip Hop Albums charts. Highly regarded as the "THE TEACHER", KRS-One is a hip hop culture advocate, music producer, MC and published author. Hailed as one of the best live performers, KRS-One will perform [the Boogie Down Productions classic LP] Criminal Minded. The 1987 trend-setting album sampled music from various genres including rock, reggae and funk.
In addition to that drooler of a hip hop lineup, Rock The Bells will also feature a rotating cast of also-awesomes, depending on where you lay your head. Lineups haven't been solidified by city but look for appearances from Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs and 9th Wonder, Wiz Khalifa, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Brother Ali, DJ Muggs and Ill Bill, Big Sean, Yelawolf, and more TBA (but not Lauryn Hill).

So far only four festival dates have been released, LA (8/21), San Fran (8/22), NYC at Governors Island (8/28), and DC (8/29). Ticket info is forthcoming.

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Comments (19)

Well, if there's only going to be one token Southern rapper, at least it's Yelawolf. Such a beast.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 5:29 PM

I almost shit my pants when I heard this news. Cant beleive it's been 18 years since that monumental release 36 Chambers.

I hated it when I first heard it, but over time grew to love the album. I have it on cassette, CD, and vinyl.

I am glad KRS-One is saluting one of the greatest hip hop albums ever by doing Criminal Minded in its entirety.

Posted by Heavy Street | May 25, 2010 5:32 PM

This is horrible, not so much the line up, but the crowd and venue. Nothing better then being stuck on island with white boys from PA who think they're down.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 5:48 PM

5:48 is obviously a gangsta

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 5:57 PM

I hate music. I wish this was a fishing expo with nothing but Gypsies and Irishman from northern Iowa...

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 6:07 PM

so gangsta. all the real gangstas read bv. 5:48 is an ass.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 7:00 PM

5:48 sucks D like a wanksta!

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 7:05 PM

5:48 is actually white.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 7:19 PM

nothing better than live rap, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 7:40 PM

chinese democracy is better.

Posted by Steve Adler | May 25, 2010 10:52 PM

shame on a ninja who tries to run game on a ninja.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 11:44 PM

i can't speak for other white people from pa, but i'm down motherfucker. you have no idea what time it is.

Posted by Anonymous | May 25, 2010 11:46 PM

Nothin like watchin 50 year old men do songs from 87

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 12:39 AM

Governor's island is really kicking ass so far with the shows

Posted by Dee | May 26, 2010 1:25 AM

shame on a ninja, yo my life is like a video game, on a ninja.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 3:12 AM

Nothin like watchin 87 year old men do songs from 1950

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 8:57 AM

What a joke of a show. Wu Tang again? Did they forget to book a headliner?

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 10:11 AM

if Wu-Tang actually shows up, this will be amazing! If not, well, it'll still be amazing with Rakim and KRS-One, but would be cool if Wu did actually get their s**t together and do this!

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2010 10:22 AM

JUST ADDED TO THE EPIC ROCK THE BELLS LINEUP:

SNOOP DOGG* performing Doggystyle
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST performing Midnight Marauders
DJ PREMIER performing a Tribute to Gang Starr
& VERY SPECIAL GUEST: MS. LAURYN HILL*

Posted by texastab | June 8, 2010 3:28 PM

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