Murs Names Roster For ‘09 “Paid Dues” Indie Hip-Hop Fest

Underground staple Murs has announced the lineup for his 4th Annual Paid Dues independent hip-hop festival today, in association with urban lifestyle brand Guerilla Union.

Set to kick off on Saturday, March 28th at San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center in California, the show will feature performances by cult favorites Atmosphere, Tech N9ne, Brother Ali, Living Legends, B-Real from Cypress Hill, Cage, Eyedea & Abilities, Grouch & Eligh, and Blu & Exile, among others.

“This year’s Paid Dues lineup is very special to me because we have acts like Tech N9ne and Atmosphere who I’ve been big fans of and also trying to book forever,” Murs said in a statement. “The So-Cal return of E & A, who haven’t played the NOS since the legendary Wu-Tang reunion at the 2004 Rock The Bells. Cage, B-Real and G & E who all have new records dropping this spring. And there’s nothing like being the first to see your favorite artist do their new material. I just can’t believe this is our fourth year! I am so thankful to all our family, friends and supporters. And I look forward to making this March 28th another great and memorable moment in hip-hop history.”

This year’s event, hosted by 2Mex, follows up 2008’s sold out show in Southern California, which included sets by Little Brother, Hieroglyphics, and Buckshot of the Boot Camp Clik, among others.

Tickets for the show will go up for sale on Saturday (Jan. 31) while Guerilla Union members can pick up seats early starting today. – Elan Mancini