Wu-Tang Clan, Clipse & Slick Rick Among Acts on Rock The Bells 2010 Tour

The official line-up to the seventh annual Rock the Bells tour was announced yesterday (May 24) at the Key Club in West Hollywood and for the first time ever, the festival will include several hip-hop legends performing their classic albums in full.

Among the acts to bring to seminal debut albums to life are hip-hop pioneers Wu-Tang Clan (1993’s Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chanbers), Rakim (1987’s Paid in Full), KRS-One (1987’s Criminal Minded) and Slick Rick (1988’s The Great Adventures of Slick Rick).

Also on the bill are Clipse, Murs and 9th Wonder, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Jedi Mind Tricks, DJ Muggs and Ill Bill, Street Sweeper Social Club, Yelawolf and XXL Freshmen Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean.

Urb.com reported that Lauryn Hill will be a part of the tour, but it is unknown if she will be bringing her Grammy-award winning first disc, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, to life as expected. Show promoters Guerilla Union only list her as a special guest.

Rock the Bells, hosted by Supernatural and DJ Rocky Rock, will kick off on August 21 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. The festival will continue to the Shoreline Amphitheater in San Francisco on August 22, Governor’s Island in New York on August 28, and will conclude at the Merriweather Pavilion in Washington D.C. on August 29.

A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Haitian Relief organization, Hip Hop and Hope for Haiti.

Fans can visit rockthebells.net for more info on each show and to purchase tickets. —Elan Mancini

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  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    I might have to head to DC to catch this…

  • BeerGangsta

    It’s about time for real hip hop again. Drake and Minaj can take notes from this. The shit they been making sound like the Shitty South. Rakim,KRS1,Rae,Clipse,Slick Rick will be the hold concert by them self. Good DJS will be there. I wish I could see this one.

  • Worley

    Rakim, KRS, Slick Rick, Wu and Lauryn? Sheeeit. Four shows ain’t hardly enough. Add some more cities.

  • Face Phoenix

    People must have short term memory as to state of Lauryn Hill. When she last appeared on TV for the BET Awards for the Fugees Reunion her voice was through. And as for her appearance – she looks mighty bizarre from some of her recent [last couple of years] concert pics. I think I’ll skip any appearance of Lauryn Hill at a live event. She is just like Whitney Houston you love her but their time is truly up because they been running on empty for so long.

  • gift

    too bad they are not coming to TEXAS. I swear niggas on this site always talking shit about the south. when diddy wack ass drop some shit, or whack ass jim jones drop some shit, or when whack ass sheek louch drop some shit, niggas act like them niggas go harder cause they from the east coast. the south ain’t leavin no time soon, so get used to it niggas. no disrespect to any body’s opinion, but goddamn nigga, hip hop was suffering before the south even looked like we was finna lock shit. the thing that goes hard about the south though, is we could give a fuck what any of yall niggas, east, west, or north gotta say about what we do, cuz we eating at the end of the day. country rap tunes (in that heavy pimp c southern draw)!!!!!

    • westcoastaggie

      They didn’t sell the tickets in Houston and Miami those few times they did have RTB in those sites.

      The only places they could have added were the Chicago Area and maybe Austin, Tx.

      RTB will not sell out in places like Atlanta.

      • El Tico Loco

        They could sell out if they didn’t book on weekdays.

  • norcal

    dam rock the bells get different artist already saw wu,mars etc only time anybody went 2 ur show is when u RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE everybody else suks even WU suks in concert

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    I’m not really feeling this line-up this year….other than Rakim, Clipse, WU Tang and Murs and 9th Wonder (who is always there anyway), I probably won’t make it to this one.

  • q461

    i like the idea of cats doin their whole album’s live…that means shorter sets from Clipse, Murs and 9th Wonder, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Jedi Mind Tricks, DJ Muggs and Ill Bill, Street Sweeper Social Club, Yelawolf and XXL Freshmen Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean., or some of em will be on the smaller stage…

    If Lauryn does do it, that shit will be crazy…but who knows? She can crack and bug out and decide not to do it at the last minute and they’ll put in someone wack to replace her….

  • cat

    I dont like to go back and forth about what side or set you claiming I think its crazy. I will say this in defense of the south( although I hate a bunch of shit that we have done0 I will say this word and shut them all down SCARFACE …. HE IS I THINK MY FAVORITE OF ALL TIME. RESPECTED NOT ONLY IN THE SOUTH BUT ALL POINTS OF THE GLOBE.

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