Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on June 9, 2011

by BBG

Havoc of Mobb Deep @ the kick-off in LA (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
Havoc

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.

LA and San Francisco are on sale now, and the only other date, Boston, still doesn't even have a venue announced yet.

DOOM of course is not to be confused with the crust band who just played MDF and Chaos in Tejas.

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...

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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

Hosted by:
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

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ROCK THE BELLS NYC Lineup
Nas
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Erykah Badu
Cypress Hill
Black Star
Raekwon
Ghostface Killah
Mobb Deep
GZA
Immortal Technique
Doom
Slaughterhouse
Big K.R.I.T.
Souls Of Mischief
Black Moon
Childish Gambino
Fashawn
Blu
Exile
Random Axe
Masta Killa
Evidence
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Freddie Gibbs
Roc Marciano
Killah Priest
RZA
Murs
Supernatural
Boy Jones

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ROCK THE BELLS SF Lineup
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Nas
Cypress Hill
Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star
Raekwon and Ghostface
Mobb Deep
Genius/GZA
Immortal Technique, Slaughterhouse, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T.
Black Moon
Souls of Mischief
Childish Gambino, Blu, Exile, Fashawn
Masta Killa
Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano
Hosted by The RZA, Murs 3:16, Supernatural
More acts to be announced!
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Comments (20)

will this be the real doom or a doom-imposter?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:04 PM

wow. if live hip hop was any good, this would be sick. too bad it sucks ass.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:08 PM

30+ year old white people are psyched

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:09 PM

12:08 your mom's gonna be there for all the black cock

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:14 PM

1) Doom won't show up again like last time
2) Nas is headlining now instead of Lauryn Hill!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:20 PM

12:14 there will be few black people at this.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:26 PM

BE? Gross. "Resurrection" or "One Day It Will All Make Sense" would be phenomenal. "Like Water For Chocolate" hasn't aged well, but I'd take it. Hell, even "Can I Borrow a Dollar" would be a good time. But fuck that khaki pants horseshit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:29 PM

Gang rapin' everybody up in this mofucka

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:37 PM

anyone know if tickets will be available at mercury/music hall?? supoosedly being co-presented by bowery..

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:41 PM

Man... if only I made a $70k salary I could go to this

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:50 PM

@ 1241pm. I would call Mercury Lounge to make sure but I'm pretty sure they will be selling them. I've bought Governor's Island shows being presented by Bowery so this should work as well...

Let me know if you were able to although u would be saving just $5....ticketfly isn't as bas as you think with the service charge.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 1:00 PM

It's true. Live hip hop is the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 1:56 PM

The amazing Ketzken ....
"Not a one"
rips open envelope
"How many readers of BV are not white like Wonder Bread"

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:05 PM

guaranteed let down here

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:44 PM

will kickball katy's big luscious redhead tits be at this?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:05 PM

So flippin psyched about this. I really want Doom to show up. I can't wait to see Nas, Erykah, Mos, Talib.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 9, 2011 3:18 PM

Real Real Yup Moron, you are so flippin stupid. Please throw yourself off the roof of a building

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:40 PM

wouldn't want to be trapped on this island...

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:44 PM

ooooooh how edgy 4:44

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 6:43 PM

It's a sick lineup, but having gone last year, I can say (1) most of the acts didn't play the whole album they were supposed to, and I doubt that'll change, (2) no one will come close to the mastery of A Tribe Called Quest from last year, and (3) Lauryn Hill was shrill and unlistenable last year, so why would they subject people to that again?

Posted by Raz | June 9, 2011 9:02 PM

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