Rock the Bells, the annual hip-hop traveling music festival, will return this summer for its 7th edition. And though yesterday’s rumors of a headline appearance featuring Lauryn Hill performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill did not come to fruition, the “leaked” info did get this year’s theme right: classic hip-hop acts performing classic hip-hop albums.
Rock the Bells 2010 will feature Wu-Tang Clan performing Enter the 36th Chamber, Rakim performing Paid in Full, KRS-One performing Criminal Minded, and Slick Rick performing The Great Adventures Of. Other acts scheduled to take part in the festivities include Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs & 9th Wonder, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, and Wiz Khalifa. For a full list of confirmed acts, click here. And it probably goes without saying that even more will be added in the weeks to come.
Update: The tour announcement also mentions “special guest” Lauryn Hill, but does not elaborate on what role the former Fugees and solo star will play on the tour (via MTV).
Currently, Rock the Bells 2010 stops have been announced for Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC. Ticket information is still forthcoming.
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