Paid Dues Concert Features Underground Hip-Hop Lineup

paid-dues.jpgThe second annual Paid Dues hip-hop festival will take place on March 24 at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA. The concert is presented by Murs 3:16 and Guerilla Union, and will feature performances from Felt (Murs and Slug), Sage Francis, Brother Ali, Jean Grae, Blackalicious, Cage, Zion I and The Grouch, Devin The Dude, Evidence and The Alchemist and Mr. Lif. The concert is an all day festival, starting at 4:00 pm and ending at midnight. Last years’ inaugural Paid Dues concert sold-out the 5,500 seat Shrine Expo Center in downtown Los Angeles. “It’s not just an event,” says Murs, who has released two critically acclaimed albums – Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition and Murray’s Revenge – with former Little Brother producer 9th Wonder. “It’s an experience. A family reunion of sorts with the independent hip-hop community.” Tickets for the Paid Dues festival are on sale now at Ticketmaster locations. Tickets are $30, or $100 for VIP passes that include access to the VIP lounge and party as well as free merchandise. For more information, visit www.paidduesfestival.com.

  • derfla the hus’la

    ok backpackers…………..

  • Jones STFU

    I hate all that back back shit, but if you think CAGE is a back pack rapper LMAO. Hes a horror/Grind underground rapper whos extremly skilled with punches and amazing imagry. Go download Movies for the blind.

  • http://misterchane.blogspot.com darrellchane

    mainstream rap is like mainstream comic books – a whole lot of adolescent power fantasies, weaponry and flash

    backpack rap is like bandes desinees and underground comics – a bit more human and lot more funny

  • http://misterchane.blogspot.com darrellchane

    mainstream rap is like mainstream comic books – a whole lot of adolescent power fantasies, weaponry and flash

    backpack rap is like bandes desinees and underground comics – a bit more human and lot more funny

  • http://atldump.com WISE ATL

    OK, Derfla. Keep spinnin them rims and hustlin and shooting people. After all, that’s all hip hop is, right?

  • stoneyisland

    why does anything intelligent have to be pigeon holed? intelligent rappers are backpackers, any fool who can say bitch, hoe or gun is a thug. Hip hop is dead and this is why swarms of black folk are now buying fucking john mayer albums:)

  • EReal

    Theres gonna be lots of white pussies gettin jumped. LOL.

    I bet your boy Jus Rhyme will be there ‘hugging black folk often’

    Bahahahaha!!

  • G

    “mainstream rap is like mainstream comic books – a whole lot of adolescent power fantasies, weaponry and flash

    backpack rap is like bandes desinees and underground comics – a bit more human and lot more funny”

    Holy shit!!! I think that could be the quote of the year.

  • jacquez
  • http://www.myspace.com/jawzbeatz JawZ
  • JANE

    You got to be careful when it comes to Back-Pack underground sh*t…A lot of it is glorified demos and dated garbage that would not get reelased in ’90s if it weren’t for all these damn indies flavor of the month labels!

  • http://NONE KILLABLACK

    thats hot, am glad underground has its own show, even underground artish want that worldly stage, but real hiphop is in the building (myspace.com/blu-black)

  • boi soulja

    http://www.myspace.com/boisoulja

    check me out on iTunes

  • http://www.myspace.com/outabodies Delgodo

    Long live the backpacker rappers! That’s where they keep the gat, a subway sandwich, rhyme book, a change of clothes, magnum condoms, and some lube for your moms. . . . LOL. Like i’d rather listen to some cat who sounds like he didn’t pass the fourth grade trying to tell me about his struggle. Fuck you! If you can’t follow the rhyme scheme of the most complex rapper, to the most simple. This music is not meant for you. It was not created by stupid people. These same cats that your calling out as backpackers come from some of the same neighborhoods as your hardest wankstas. Let push come to shove and they will fuck you up. That’s real talk son!

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/OUTABODIES

  • lol

    crackers

  • http://www.illRoots.com KINGGS

    I’m sick of these retarded people coming in to comment something they dislike or have never even given a chance, which by the way is one of the alternative definitions of IGNORANT. Grow up, get out your moms house and get a life.