Havoc of Mobb Deep @ the kick-off in LA (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
In addition to initially announced Rock The Bells lineup (Nas playing Illmatic? Mobb Deep on The Infamous detail? wow), the festival has made some interesting additions like Erykah Badu performing all of Baduism (on select dates), Common performing all of Be (on select dates), Killah Priest performing all of Heavy Mental, Slaughterhouse, and DOOM. More lineup details are below.
The NYC show on 9/3 at Governor's Island gets the Erykah Badu appearance, and tickets are on presale, password is "ILLMATIC". General sale begins Saturday, 6/11, at 10:00 AM.
In other Hip Hop festival news, Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest's lineup has expanded too adding MOP (!), Torae, Random Axe (Sean Price + Black Milk + Guilty Simpson), eLZhi, Marley Marl, Roli Rho (5th Platoon), Grand Wizzard Theodore and Twilite Tone. Tickets are on sale for all Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival events, including an after-party at Southpaw on July 16th which proclaims to have "special guests invited including the entire BHF '11 lineup".
Full Rock The Bells details, alongside some videos, below...
M.O.P. - Ante Up (Uncut)
Black Star - Respiration ft. Common
Erykah Badu - On & On
Marley Marl - The Symphony
ROCK THE BELLS 2011 FESTIVAL SERIES OVERALL Line-up Nas - Illmatic + Ms. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill + Cypress Hill - Black Sunday + Erykah Badu - Baduism +* Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star + Common - Be +* Raekwon & Ghostface - Only Built for Cuban Linx + Mobb Deep - The Infamous + The GZA - Liquid Swords + Immortal Technique DOOM Slaughterhouse Mac Miller* Curren$y* Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity + Black Moon Childish Gambino Blu & Exile Fashawn Random Axe* Masta Killah - No Said Date + Evidence* Macklemore* Freddie Gibbs Roc Marciano Killah Priest - Heavy Mental+ + notes full-album sets * notes performance on select dates only---
The RZA + MURS 3:16 + Supernatural + Boy Jones
ROCK THE BELLS 2011 FESTIVAL SERIES Tour Dates
08.20 Los Angeles, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
08.27 San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
09.03 New York, NY - Governor's Island
09.10 Boston, MA
ROCK THE BELLS NYC Lineup
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Souls Of Mischief
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
ROCK THE BELLS SF Lineup
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star
Raekwon and Ghostface
Immortal Technique, Slaughterhouse, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T.
Souls of Mischief
Childish Gambino, Blu, Exile, Fashawn
Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano
Hosted by The RZA, Murs 3:16, Supernatural
More acts to be announced!