Nas, Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan & More to Headline Rock the Bells 2011

This year’s Rock the Bells lineup has just been announced, and the roster is looking stacked.

Headlining the annual hip-hop festival will be Ms. Lauryn Hill, set to perform her Grammy-winning solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, in its entirety, and Nas, who will deliver his first classic LP,  Illmatic, with special guests AZ, Pete Rock and DJ Premier.

Other guests will include Cypress Hill with Black Sunday, Mos Def and Talib Kweli performing their Black Star album and Mobb Deep running through their landmark sophomore effort The Infamous.

Wu-Tang Clan will be well-represented, with Raekwon and Ghostface bringing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, GZA handling Liquid Swords, Masta Killah performing No Said Date and RZA, who will co-host with Murs and Supernatural.

Other acts include Immortal Technique, Slaughterhouse, Souls of Mischief, Black Moon, Childish Gambino, Blu & Exile, Fashawn, Freddie Gibbs and Roc Marciano.

At select dates, Erykah Badu, Mac Miller, Curren$y, Random Axe, Evidence and Macklemore will perform.

The concert series will stop in four cities: San Bernardino, California on August 20th, Mountain View, California on August 27, New York, NY on September 3 and Boston, Massachusetts on September 10.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale June 3; tickets will be available to the general public on June 4. —Lauren Carter

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  • Patrick

    Really hope that Lauryn Hill is singing her shit after Illmatic is done, because I don’t care about this beyotch.

  • jfl11

    THANK GOD they are coming back to Boston this year!!! This lineup is nothing short of legendary, Illmatic, Black Star, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… those are my 3 favorite albums of all time. 10 on the hype meter right now. This is awesome.

  • tiffany & co

    thank you very much!it is too good for me!

  • francis nasim

    i wanna give spwcial praISE TO takes a special person these days to when i havnt earned good! brotha.or would you prefer brother? 1 year left

  • francis nasim

    one other thing -chad…i am the level u wish up-and im in heat. i mean puberty

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  • tim

    If this only came to Chicago, I’d be happy going to this and nothing else the rest of the year. Or maybe even my life.

  • HipHop

    AZ, DJ Premier and Pete Rock perfoming Illmatic with Nas? OMFG!!! A dream comes true! EPIC MOMENT IN HIP HOP HISTORY!!!