The annual traveling hip hop extravaganza Rock the Bells has returned for 2011, and a couple of 90’s rap stars will be the headlining acts.
Lauryn Hill and Nas lead a gang of music acts as the annual tour kicks off in San Bernardino, CA in August. The iconic emcees will resurrect hits from their timeless classics, with Hill performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and Nas doing Illmatic with special guests AZ, DJ Premiere and producer Pete Rock.
Other rap luminaries attending the stacked festival include, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, Mobb Deep, Erykah Badu and a resurrected Black Star featuring Mos Def and Talib Kweli. The concert will hit four cities, two on each coast, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco.
Tickets go on sale at the official website. Check below for dates and the full set list.
08.20 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
08.27 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09.03 New York, NY – Governor’s Island
09.10 Boston, MA
Ms. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Nas – Illmatic
Cypress Hill – Black Sunday
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Raekwon & Ghostface – Only Built for Cuban Linx
Mobb Deep – The Infamous
The GZA – Liquid Swords
Souls of Mischief – 93 ‘til Infinity
Blu & Exile
Masta Killah – No Said Date