I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like this before. Rock the Bells, the annual traveling hip-hip festival, has just added three headliners to its already announced 2010 bill. Joining the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, and Slick Rick on the 2010 bill will be none other than Lauryn Hill (I guess the rumors were true after all), Snoop Dogg, and A Tribe Called Quest, plus Gang Starr’s DJ Premier.
Snoop will be making his debut appearance at Rock the Bells and he’ll be making the most of it. For the first time ever, the rapper will perform his 1993 quadruple platinum album Doggystyle in its entirety. Plus, he’ll be joined by a collection of equally high-profile onstage collaborators, including Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Lady of Rage, and RBX.
A Tribe Called Quest will also perform one of its classic albums in its entirety, this being 1993’s Midnight Marauders, while legendary producer, DJ and co-founder of revolutionary hip hop group, Gang Starr, DJ Premier will make a special appearance to celebrate the life and work of fellow Gang Starr collaborator, MC Guru.
And if all that weren’t enough, Lauryn Hill will make a rare live appearance, where she’ll perform a set “prepared exclusively for the festival featuring songs from her critically acclaimed album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, spanning through her work with The Fugees and more.
A Tribe Called Quest, and DJ Premier will appear at all four of Rock the Bell’s 2010 stops, while Hill and Snoop will perform everywhere besides San Francisco and LA, respectively.
Tickets for Los Angeles and New York will go on sale to the general public on June 12th. Tickets for San Francisco and Washington, D.C. will go on sale the following week on June 19th. Visit Ticketfly.com for more info. Find a complete listing of Rock the Bells 2010 bill here.
Rock the Bells 2010:
08/21 Los Angeles, CA @ NOS Events Center
08/22 San Francisco, CA @ Shorline Ampitheatre
08/28 New York, NY @ Governors Island
08/29 Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Pavilion