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